13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are in your itinerary. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to The Sensory Tasmania in Richmond--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart sightseeing planning website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, The Sensory Tasmania
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
On the 17th (Wed), trek along Three Capes Track, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip maker tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and finally stop by The Angel's Share. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse and then admire all the interesting features of Boat Harbour Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boat Harbour Beach, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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