11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at Art Mob, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online driving holiday planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. On your second day here, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck online journey planner .

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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 13th (Sat): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Deloraine Creative Studios, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally stop by The Angel's Share. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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