11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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:  13​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Launceston is 2 hours. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip website .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time 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
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
On the 21st (Fri), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, and then kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay tour planner .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

East Coast Natureworld, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack

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 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur visit website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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
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.
Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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