10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route builder

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll around City Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and finally surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston tour itinerary planning site.

Adelaide to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Launceston is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Kids will appreciate attractions like Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps and tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip app.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Kids will enjoy Mount Wellington and Long Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.