6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Head to Salamanca Market and Art Mobfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online travel planner .

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. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel route builder app .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

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

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.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip 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 do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©
City Park ©
City Park

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