9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moonah Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, hike along Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
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 9th (Thu): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip maker .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Gutteridge Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Stanley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wynyard
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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.
On the 12th (Sun), walk around City Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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