18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
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
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

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 Battery Point Sculpture Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Hobart is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hobart is 10 hours. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Hobart, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Waterfall Bay, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterfall Bay, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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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 Coles Bay Jetty. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip 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 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, East Coast Natureworld, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Visit Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Launceston itinerary maker website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Turners Beach Berry Patch, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, World Of Marbles, Preston Falls, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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