5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around City Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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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