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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania and then stroll through City Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. April in Orford sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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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 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 Long Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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