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
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Brighton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Entally Estate and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker site .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brighton.

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
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brighton online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Brighton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 28th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Brighton to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (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

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Friendly Beaches, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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

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