11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windermere Woodcrafts, Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

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.
On the 29th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gala Estate Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, explore the activities along Coles Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip tool .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mona, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Macquarie Island, The Wicked Cheese Co., Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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