8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  35​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 45​min
4
Berriedale
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  36​h
End: Cork

1
day
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.
On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday planning app .

Cork, Ireland to Launceston is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Launceston is 10 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Launceston when traveling from Cork in May, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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
City Park ©
City Park

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip maker site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berriedale.

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

2
nights
Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berriedale vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Berriedale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Berriedale sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berriedale

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hobart
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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