9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Burnie online trip maker .

Melbourne to Burnie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Burnie, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Stanley, Latrobe, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Velo Winery & Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 6th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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 7th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

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

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take a stroll through North Hobart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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