12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly:  31​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Dresden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

Dresden, Germany to Launceston is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Dresden to Launceston, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dresden in April: highs in Launceston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In April in St Helens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

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

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, pause for some photo ops at Hobart Cenotaph, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and see the interesting displays at Mona.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Derwent Estate, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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