8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 2 nights
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
4
Hobart
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, thenlearn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Perth to Launceston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld and then identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Melshell Oyster Shack, thenlearn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
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 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, thenadmire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, thenstop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), thentake in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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