10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 18th (Mon), explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Glassblowers, then browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St Helens trip app .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 (Fri): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

5
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and wander the streets of Sullivans Cove.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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