11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour itinerary planning site .

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit cooler in Stanley: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Waubs Bay Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to St Columba Waterfall in St Helens (about 2 hours away). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, St Columba Waterfall
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
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.
Visit Cascade Brewery and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Kingston Beach. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart attractions app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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