9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lilydale Falls and Delamere Vineyards. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Clover Hill Wines (in Lebrina), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip maker website.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches and then stroll through Wineglass Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at The Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Hobart

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · 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.