12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 3 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
5
Launceston
— 2 nights

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Head to Salamanca Market and Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Toursfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip 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. In September, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Government Farm, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, thenget to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and finally don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, thensteep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by Providore 24, thenmake a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, thenexamine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, thentake in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, thenexplore the galleries of Yarns Artwork in Silk, and then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Launceston road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Yarns Artwork in Silk, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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