10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  29​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam

1
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll around City Park, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online tour builder .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Launceston is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for warmer days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 7th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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