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:  4​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
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.
Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see The Sensory Tasmania in Richmond, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart day 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. In April, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 15th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Stanley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

2
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 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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