6 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

6 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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6 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel 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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and Fortescue Bay for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Port Arthur Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Stewarts Bay (in Port Arthur) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Fortescue Bay, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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