10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll around City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, meet the residents at Seahorse World, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary maker website .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld will thrill your kids. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online travel planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums 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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. On the 3rd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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