9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Change things up with a short trip to Pressing Matters in Richmond (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, then contemplate the long history of The Church, then explore and take pictures at Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

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 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at East Coast Natureworld, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can 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 15th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, then relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online route 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.