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: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online tour itinerary planner .

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. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for little chillier days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Kingston Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur route maker website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 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 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

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