16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Hobart at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur day trip planning app .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan a Coles Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden (in Burnie), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre and don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ulverstone journey planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3.5 hours. In October in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Burnie, Giant Penguin, Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and walk around City Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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