6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Hobart
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Tassie Tours Tasmania to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see Tassie Tours Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then get a dose of the wild on Tassie Bound, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Hobart Walking Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, then kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Hobart hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then surround yourself with nature on Wild Ocean Tasmania, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, then awaken your taste buds at Bangor Vineyard Shed, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): see All4Adventure, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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 25th (Sun), catch all the local highlights with Prestige Tours Tasmania, then steep yourself in history at Entally House, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston vacation website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

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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.