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 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through City Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston holiday 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To plan Coles Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can 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 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Kids will enjoy Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. On the 8th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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