11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Perth

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 7th (Sat): walk around City Park, then browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip builder tool .

Perth to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Launceston is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Launceston reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Loira Vines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
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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 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Buckland and see St John the Baptist Chuch, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, St John the Baptist Chuch, Maria Island National Park, Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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