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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​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.
You've now added Salamanca Market to your itinerary. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 4th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online sightseeing planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Coles Bay

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.
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip builder website .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Launceston on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston holiday planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

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