10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, museums, nature, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll around City Park, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

Plan trip to Launceston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 7th (Mon), do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, stroll through Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online day trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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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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