11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail will appeal to history buffs. Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 29th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Charles Meredith, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

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Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Hobart is a bit cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Government Cottage, then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Government Cottage ©
Government Cottage

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Freycinet National Park. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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