10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Llama Farma, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, then learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Alum Cliffs, Loira Vines, Llama Farma
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wineglass Bay Lookout as well as Freycinet National Park. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, and finally stroll through Wineglass Bay. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison, then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Fortescue Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Constitution Dock. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Cape Raoul, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, and contemplate the long history of Runnymede House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls, Moorilla Estate Winery, Seven Mile Beach, Cape Raoul
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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