13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Great Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Salamanca Market and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation app .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dolphin Sands
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
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.
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Huonville.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
Huonville

Huonville
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Huonville road trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Huonville in 2 hours. November in Huonville sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Great Bay.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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4
nights
Great Bay

Great Bay ©
Great Bay is known for shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Neck, stroll through Cape Queen Elizabeth, take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery, and look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Bay sightseeing planner .

Drive from Huonville to Great Bay in 1.5 hours. In November in Great Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Great Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Art at The Point Gallery
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

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