20 days in Tasmania & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Berriedale
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Copping
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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St Kilda
— 3 nights
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Hobart

— 5 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.
Salamanca Arts Centre has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning app.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Berriedale.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berriedale

— 2 nights
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have fun at Crocs Playcentre Derwent Park, walk around Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, then steep yourself in history at Claremont House, and finally do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Shene Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Kempton Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Belgrove Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berriedale online attractions planner.

Berriedale is just a short distance from Hobart. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Berriedale

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then get outside with Tasman Arch, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Berriedale to Port Arthur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copping.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Copping

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Copping Convict and Colonial Collection. On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Denison Canal, get your game on at Redbanks, and then examine the collection at Copping Convict and Colonial Collection.

You can plan Copping trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Port Arthur to Copping in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Copping

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Spiky Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Copping to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to St Kilda.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda

— 3 nights
Step out of St Kilda to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the St Kilda tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to St Kilda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in St Kilda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Nightlife
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.