9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Beauty Point
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beauty Point tour itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Beauty Point is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Beauty Point is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Goaty Hill Wines
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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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 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Beauty Point to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Honeymoon Bay
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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