7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 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
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jack Greene, Hobart Convict Penitentiary, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Henry Jones Design Gallery. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

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. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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

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 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay route builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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 7th (Thu), explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stanley.

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

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley journey app .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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