9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Strahan
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
8
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth


1
night
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.
Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): paddle through the water with Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, examine the collection at Mona, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart holiday planner .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
On the 5th (Sat), experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online route builder .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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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 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston journey builder tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

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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night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

You can plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 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 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Iron Blow Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown online travel route planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls ©
Horsetail Falls
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout

few
hours
Strahan

Strahan
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Strahan road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Strahan takes an hour. You will leave for Devonport on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 9th (Wed), experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, then see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then stop by Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally stroll through Coles Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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