5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of The Tasman Fountain, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning website .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur visit planner.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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