7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday tool .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur journey planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) 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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay tour planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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