19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
George Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then stroll through Fluted Cape Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island journey builder website .

Sydney to Bruny Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Bruny Island at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Rosny Farm. Get a sense of the local culture at Puddleduck Vineyard and St. David's Cathedral. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, and take a stroll through North Hobart.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Rosny Farm, Puddleduck Vineyard, Museum of Old and New Art
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Visiting Fortescue Bay and Maria Island National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Attractions like Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Waubs Bay Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, then examine the collection at Don River Railway, and then browse for treasures at Reliquaire.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our George Town trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to George Town takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Ghost Rock Tasmania, Goaty Hill Wines, Don River Railway, Reliquaire
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Woolmers Estate and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. Get in touch with nature at Tamar Island Wetlands and Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course. Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Longford to see Brickendon Colonial Farm Village about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner .

You can drive from George Town to Launceston in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Longford, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

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