6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Devonport
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip maker website .

Adelaide to Devonport is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel route planner .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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night
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 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur travel app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Mona, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Teros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online vacation planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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