12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  29​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Devonport
— Few hours
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mona, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and stroll through Bellerive Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday maker site .

London, UK to Hobart is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Hobart, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mona, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Liffey Falls
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

few
hours
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Devonport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Leven Canyon, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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