13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
ferry + Drive:  12​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tamar Valley and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

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Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Gala Estate Vineyard and Spiky Bridge. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Arthur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Mona. Get outdoors at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, see the interesting displays at Richmond Gaol, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bellerive Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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