10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
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. Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail for their historical value. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and look for gifts at Salamanca Wool Shop.

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Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 22nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary tool .

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

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
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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 23rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trek along The Overland Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, and then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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