12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hobart
— 3 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
Launceston
— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Runnymede House are in your itinerary. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery in Birchs Bay, approximately Birchs Bay away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, look for gifts at Salamanca Wool Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart route builder tool.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Hobart hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, thentake an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, thenidentify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, approximately Dolphin Sands away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Friendly Beaches.

To plan Coles Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Holm Oak Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, look for gifts at Shopfront Trevallyn, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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