5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne


1
night
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck road trip app .

Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Eaglehawk Neck hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Three Capes Track
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fossil Bay Lookout ©
Fossil Bay Lookout

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then make a trip to Handmark Galleries, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planning site .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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