10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip maker

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

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. David's Cathedral and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Explore hidden gems such as Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and Raptor Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville), Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: visit North Hobart, stop by Sweets and Treats, take in the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart journey planner.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur visit site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 27th (Fri), do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Holm Oak Vineyards and Moores Hill Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella) and Low Head (The Low Head Lighthouse & Low Head Penguin Tours). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston vacation website.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.