5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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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 26th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planning website .

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 November, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read St Helens itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 29th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

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

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bicheno are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Breweries

Side Trip

Bellerive Beach
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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