26 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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26 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 8th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi, India to Hobart is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fossil Bay Lookout).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Melshell Oysters). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Swansea, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty, Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, St Columba Falls Reserve, Woolmers Estate, Loira Vines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 22nd (Fri), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and trek along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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