5 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

5 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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5 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market, Richmond Bridge and Wrest Point Casino. On the 3rd (Sat), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, try to win big at Wrest Point Casino, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and finally look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip app .

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. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Richmond
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

3
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.
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre in Beaconsfield (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and make a trip to The Town Clock.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary app .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Launceston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge

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