8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
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:  19​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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 19th (Thu): stroll around City Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation planner .

Chennai, India to Launceston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) 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
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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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 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Arthur planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) 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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Constitution Dock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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