9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 21st (Sat): stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip builder site.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay journey planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then walk around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.