11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  32​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hamburg

1
day
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 (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online attractions planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Launceston is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Launceston, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hamburg in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Bicheno Blowhole
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the views from Tasman Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Cooks Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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