15 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 7 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Hobart — 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): snap pictures at Richmond Bridge and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning tool.

Townsville to Hobart is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Townsville in March, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Devonport.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Devonport — 7 nights

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Devonport: Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, make a trip to Tasmania’s Town of Murals, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

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Drive from Hobart to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and stroll through Royal Exhibition Building.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Devonport to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Devonport in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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