6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 7th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning website .

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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Food Tours

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 10th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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