8 days in Hobart, Launceston & Burnie Itinerary

8 days in Hobart, Launceston & Burnie Itinerary

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8 days in Hobart, Launceston & Burnie Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Burnie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then stroll around City Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary website .

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Launceston when traveling from Hobart in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnie: The Nut State Reserve (in Stanley) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, and explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Burnie road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Burnie in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Nut State Reserve, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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