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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart travel route 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 slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (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 contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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

2
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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 25th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Stanley in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip website .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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