9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Strahan
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights

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Strahan

— 1 day
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Strahan planner.

Hobart to Strahan is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Nature

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.
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Launceston tour planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, steep yourself in history at The Guard Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and finally get great views at Fossil Bay Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hobart

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salamanca Arts Centre and St. David's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Henry Jones Design Gallery and The Wicked Cheese Co.. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay), Snug Falls (in Snug) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, take an in-depth tour of Channel Museum, stop by Sullivans Cove, and wander the streets of South Hobart.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.