5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate and then stroll through City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince's Square, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planning site .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder site .

Getting from Launceston to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then stroll through Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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