9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 2 nights
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
3
Port Arthur
— 1 day
4
Hobart
— 5 nights

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, walk around City Park, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, thentake an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route app.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 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 August, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, thenlook for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, thentrek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally explore the activities along Coles Bay.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Head to Salamanca Market and The Wicked Cheese Co.for plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Wellington and Seven Mile Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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