7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker .

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 November, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip builder site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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 20th (Wed): walk around City Park, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

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

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

Find out how to plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

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