9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 day
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Apslawn
— 2 nights
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Binalong Bay
Drive
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Chudleigh
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll set off for Coles Bay on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Coles Bay

— 1 day
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 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay driving holiday app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Apslawn.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Apslawn

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Apslawn trip itinerary maker tool.

Apslawn is just a short distance from Coles Bay. In January in Apslawn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Apslawn

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 26th (Sun), go for a walk through Bay of Fires and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Binalong Bay sightseeing app.

You can drive from Apslawn to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. In January in Binalong Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chudleigh.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Chudleigh

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs, then experience rural life at Melita Honey Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and finally get the lay of the land with Llama Farma.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chudleigh road trip app.

You can drive from Binalong Bay to Chudleigh in 3 hours. In January in Chudleigh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Chudleigh

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chudleigh to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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