19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Colombo

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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, explore the galleries of Deloraine Creative Studios, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Launceston is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Launceston is 4 hours. When traveling from Colombo in February, plan for little chillier days in Launceston, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Deloraine Creative Studios, Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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.
Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spring Vale Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spring Vale Wines, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Bring the kids along to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fortescue Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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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

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Market. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. On the 25th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, Macquarie Island, Moonah Arts Centre, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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