11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  29​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Copenhagen

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Launceston is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Launceston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in January, plan for warmer days in Launceston, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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 5th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online tour builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 7th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orford travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In January in Orford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 9th (Wed), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tarraleah route planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Tarraleah in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Hobart in 2 hours. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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