13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
King Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the King Island online vacation planner .

Sydney to King Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Beaches Golf
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Popular historic sites such as Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate are in your itinerary. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Goaty Hill Wines in Kayena--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, get a taste of the local shopping with Tasmanian Glassblowers, stroll through Prince's Square, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Launceston online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Launceston. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in St Helens are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, explore the activities along Coles Bay, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mona and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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