10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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 15th (Wed), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Coles Bay Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the St Helens road trip planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip builder website .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. May in Launceston sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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