10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​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:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online holiday maker .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Nature Parks
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 1st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stanley travel route app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around City Park, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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