7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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

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 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston travel route planning 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 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 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Mona, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kingston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Richmond Gaol, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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