11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at The Angel's Share and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Stanley reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Head to Design Centre Tasmania and Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outletfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Beauty Point to see Platypus House about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and take a stroll through Design Inn.

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You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 15th (Tue): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary builder website .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

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Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

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
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Henry Jones Design Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Before you visit Hobart, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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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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