11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mona, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Hobart 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

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Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Mona ©
Mona

2
days
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 11th (Wed), get great views at Whalers Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Bicheno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Museums, #Wineries

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Gala Estate Vineyard
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Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then get engrossed in the history at East Coast Heritage Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Milton Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Sleepy Bay, then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Coles Bay is just a short distance from Bicheno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Swansea, Freycinet, Spring Vale Wines
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
days
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls and then trek along The Overland Track. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then take some stellar pictures from Devils Gullet Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Devils Gullet Lookout
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Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Devils Gullet Lookout ©
Devils Gullet Lookout

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally examine the collection at Franklin House. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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