17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To plan Hobart vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Hockey Centre ©
Tasmanian Hockey Centre

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.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, and don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, stroll through Raspins Beach, get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and finally make a trip to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Orford travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Beaches Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

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 Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ulverstone day trip app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Ben Lomond Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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