8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
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
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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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 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally shop like a local with The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online vacation planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Launceston, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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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 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to 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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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 26th (Fri): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and finally kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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