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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 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 19th (Thu): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally walk around City Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary website .

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, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seahorse World, Loira Vines, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Dolphin Sands
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): engage your brain at Grote Reber Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Grote Reber Museum, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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