9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  20​h
Port Arthur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Santiago

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur online road trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Port Arthur is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santiago to Port Arthur due to the time zone difference. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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

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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 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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day
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 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston 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. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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day
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 26th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, then stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Ulverstone, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Mona.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planning app .

Getting from Devonport to Hobart by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Mona, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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