10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coles Beach and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Devonport route planning app .

Brisbane to Devonport is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Devonport: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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.
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online itinerary 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 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 7th (Mon), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary planning app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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