13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  25​h
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Seoul

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 6th (Sun), meet the residents at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, and finally enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then stroll through City Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder tool .

Seoul, South Korea to Launceston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Launceston is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seoul in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, The Low Head Lighthouse
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Bridge
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mona, and then steep yourself in history at Battery Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dog Line, Model Prison, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Model Prison ©
Model Prison

1
day
Launceston

Launceston ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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