10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
Fly:  25​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Shreveport

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then head off the coast to Macquarie Island, and finally look for gifts at Teros.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Shreveport, USA to Hobart is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 16 hours. In December, Hobart is somewhat warmer than Shreveport - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Launceston online visit planner .

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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.
On the 6th (Thu), do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 8th (Sat), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orford trip builder tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, trek along Three Capes Track.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder site .

Drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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