12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then walk around City Park.

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Adelaide to Launceston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Launceston reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno Blowhole, Melshell Oyster Shack, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 29th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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