11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 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.
On the 8th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Sliders Tube Park. On your second day here, stroll around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Launceston reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Wilmot Country Store, and finally do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunns Plains road trip planning app.

You can drive from Launceston to Gunns Plains in 2 hours. July in Gunns Plains sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

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

Traveling by car from Gunns Plains to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 3 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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 3 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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.