13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Market. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip app .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Berriedale, Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Maria Island National Park and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fortescue Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 34 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Spring Vale Wines
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Design Centre Tasmania or Deloraine Creative Studios. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: stroll through City Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip planner .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Deloraine Creative Studios, Platypus House, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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