4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planning website .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip builder site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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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 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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