9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art. Shop till you drop at Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Market. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

2
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay vacation builder site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in St Helens are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stanley online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally wander the streets of Design Inn.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
City Park ©
City Park

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