9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary 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.
Change things up 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. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online sightseeing planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 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 · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings 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

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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): 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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or 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 · 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through 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 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 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.
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

To find ratings, 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 bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.