9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_give_your_taste_buds_a_day_to_remember_with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart driving holiday planning tool.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
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 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno Blowhole, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then walk around City Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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