11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Seahorse World and Tasmania Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Launceston to go to Promised Land and see Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Seahorse World, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Notley Fern Gorge
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Coles Bay Jetty and Honeymoon Bay will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Zoodoo Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Cockle Creek (in Southport) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Grote Reber Museum, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockle Creek, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Grote Reber Museum, Seven Mile Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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