19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Hobart reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Fossil Bay Lookout, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and hike along Three Capes Track.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fossil Bay Lookout
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay holiday site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Cranbrook
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): cruise along Boat Harbour Beach and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Coles Bay to Stanley by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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. Get out of town with these interesting Ulverstone side-trips: Burnie (Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden & Makers Workshop), Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Stanley to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Burnie, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, walk around City Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Delamere Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Seahorse World, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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