14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Bridestowe Lavender Estate, then go deep underground at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Launceston are much hotter (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

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

3
nights
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.
Visiting Maria Island National Park and Three Capes Track will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Fortescue Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 34 minutes away).

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

4
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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Richmond Gaol. On the 8th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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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

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