8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  28​h
1
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Minneapolis

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary site .

Minneapolis, USA to Port Arthur is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Port Arthur due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Port Arthur at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
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 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take a stroll through North Hobart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, and then stop by Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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