16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + taxi:  22​h 30​min
1
Port Arthur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Coimbatore

few
hours
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 26th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner .

Coimbatore, India to Port Arthur is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Port Arthur. Traveling from Coimbatore in May, things will get much colder in Port Arthur: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, go deep underground at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and finally look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. May in Launceston sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at ONTRAK Gallery, look for gifts at World Of Marbles, then take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and finally explore and take pictures at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sheffield road trip planning app .

Drive from Hobart to Sheffield in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sheffield are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Sheffield

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Reliquaire, Seven Sheds Brewery
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Reliquaire ©
Reliquaire

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
You've now added Ross Bridge to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), snap pictures at Ross Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Swansea trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sheffield to Swansea by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swansea

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Tasmania
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Spiky Bridge ©
Spiky Bridge
Milton Vineyard ©
Milton Vineyard

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