6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

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 25th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around City Park, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the exhibits of Art Mob, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker app.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.