8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site and then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

1
night
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.
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Design Inn, thencatch a ride on Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift ©
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Inn ©
Design Inn

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