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:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary app .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Seahorse World, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

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.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay. On the next day, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Grote Reber Museum. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grote Reber Museum, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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