9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning app .

In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur travel planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then take in the views from Spiky Bridge, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Spiky Bridge
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
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 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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