11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Albury
Fly:  4​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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Albury

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tasmania’s Town of Murals and World Of Marbles. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Liffey Falls in Deloraine--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker website .

Albury to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Albury in May, plan for slightly colder days in Launceston, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sheffield, Liffey Falls
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally look for gifts at Melshell Oysters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman National Park).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lark Distillery and St. David's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 7th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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