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
— Few hours
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then wander the streets of Design Inn.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can 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 January, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Alexandra Suspension Bridge ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Museum of Old and New Art and Lady Franklin Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider in Huonville--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart visit planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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