10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Perth

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart road trip site .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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 31st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ulverstone trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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