9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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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.
Alexandra Suspension Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sat), do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then let your taste buds guide you at Prestige Tours Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route site.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens holiday app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Spas · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 25th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and finally take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 27th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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.