7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4 h
1
Sheffield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sheffield sightseeing planner .

Melbourne to Sheffield is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Sheffield reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Alum Cliffs
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get in on the family fun at Penny Royal Adventures, and then walk around City Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Penny Royal Adventures ©
Penny Royal Adventures
City Park ©
City Park

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 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour planning app .

Drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then engage your brain at Grote Reber Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then ponder the design of The Tasman Fountain, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Grote Reber Museum, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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