8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 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:  1​h 30​min
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
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 explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, steep yourself in history at Salamanca Arts Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart attractions 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. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gordon River, Museum of Old and New Art
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Richmond travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Shene Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Old Hobart Town Model Village ©
Old Hobart Town Model Village

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 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, go deep underground at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then stroll through City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Launceston online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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