8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

3
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.
Attractions like Friendly Beaches and Spiky Beach Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Dolphin Sands (Kings Fine Art Gallery & Melshell Oyster Shack). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Waubs Bay Gallery, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Family-friendly places like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Kingston Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Port Arthur Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and get curious at Grote Reber Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Grote Reber Museum, Kingston Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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