12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London


3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Goaty Hill Wines. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Woolmers Estate in Longford--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, do a tasting at Entally Estate, explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Evandale Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning website .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Launceston to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Evandale Market, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

Plan trip to Stanley with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard and then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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.
On the 14th (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then take a stroll through North Hobart.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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