10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
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:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Design Centre Tasmania and Greenoaks Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Holm Oak Vineyards. Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Sidmouth to see Loira Vines about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the galleries of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online trip builder .

Perth to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Launceston is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Loira Vines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Bell & Gong
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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.
On the 1st (Mon), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore and take pictures at Freycinet Marine Farm, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip site .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art and Cascade Brewery. Shop till you drop at Salamanca Market and Art Mob. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Seven Mile Beach
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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