9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and North Hobart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Derwent Estate (in Granton), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then learn about winemaking at Bangor Vineyard Shed, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through East Coast Natureworld, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 nights

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 16th (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at Swinging Gate Vineyard, and then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.