10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney


1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip app .

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Stanley at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Launceston route planning site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 12th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Suncoast Gallery, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, explore the galleries of Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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 14th (Fri), experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay holiday planning site .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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