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:  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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip site .

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. In September, Launceston is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) 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
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay journey builder app .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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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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