8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and then examine the collection at Don River Railway. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and then stop by Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Devonport driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Devonport when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
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 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spring Vale Wines, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moorilla Estate Winery
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Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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