10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 3rd (Thu), Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then stop by The Emporium, and finally get answers to all your questions at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Devonport at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Devonport

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Turners Beach Berry Patch, The Emporium, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday planner.

Getting from Devonport to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, East Coast Natureworld, Coles Bay Jetty, Melshell Oysters
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and examine the collection at Mona.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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