7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston planner .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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Gala Estate Vineyard
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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 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit 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.

Plan a Port Arthur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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