10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 1 night
End: Hobart

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 11th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, get a taste of local nightlife at Turners Beach Berry Patch, examine the collection at Don River Railway, then stroll through The Tasmanian Arboretum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip itinerary builder .

Hobart to Ulverstone is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Devonport, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally stroll through City Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston attractions planner .

Drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time 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
City Park ©
City Park

2
nights
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 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder app .

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Three Capes Track, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasman National Park, and finally make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip maker app .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

1
night
Hobart

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Food Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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