8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning website .

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 a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Hobart reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

Plan a Coles Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and then stroll through City Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wineries, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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