13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart

5
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mona and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hobart. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Mona
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Ross Female Factory) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip website .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Ross, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taranna, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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