9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
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 15th (Sat): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planning app .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday builder app .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orford travel route planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In December in Orford, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 20th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cooks Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Cooks Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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