8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and then stroll around City Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

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 July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Launceston, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
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 21st (Sun), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Coles Bay itinerary maker app .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. On the 25th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, get great views at Constitution Dock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart online tour planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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