10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Perth

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hobart trip site .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hobart is 2 hours. In December, Hobart is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Waubs Bay Gallery
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then stroll through City Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and then browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Glassblowers.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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