10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
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 28th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then stroll through City Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online travel planner .

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 February, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning website .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, East Coast Natureworld, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, hike along Larmairremener tabelti, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tarraleah itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Tarraleah in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Franklin River Nature Trail, The Wall in the Wilderness
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary site .

Drive from Tarraleah to Port Arthur in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough 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
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. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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