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
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tasman Island Cruises, Port Arthur Historic Site and Mount Wellington. On the 2nd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see majestic marine mammals with Tasman Island Cruises, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Plan my day in Hobart using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasman Island Cruises ©
Tasman Island Cruises
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Government Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Bay State Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Arthur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and then do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to St Helens by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Shopping Nature Wineries
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The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston planning site .

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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