7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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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 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Launceston, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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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 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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

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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 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then stroll through Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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

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