8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 1st (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then do a tasting at The Pinot Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Prestige Tours Tasmania ©
Prestige Tours Tasmania
City Park ©
City Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see All4Adventure, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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All4Adventure ©
All4Adventure
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur attractions planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 7th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Shene Distillery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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