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
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​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 18th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston attractions planner .

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 April, Launceston is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally get great views at Constitution Dock.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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