9 days in Hobart, Coles Bay & Launceston Itinerary

9 days in Hobart, Coles Bay & Launceston Itinerary

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9 days in Hobart, Coles Bay & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get great views at Shot Tower and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shot Tower
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Shot Tower ©
Shot Tower

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart tour planning site .

You will leave for Coles Bay on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods
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Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Milton Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Milton Vineyard, Coles Bay, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Milton Vineyard ©
Milton Vineyard

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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 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Aurora Stadium, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then hunt for treasures at Evandale Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online itinerary 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. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Evandale Market, The Low Head Lighthouse, Goaty Hill Wines, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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