10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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— 2 nights
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights


Launceston — 2 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Tamar Island Wetlands and Cataract Gorge Reserve will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Coles Bay — 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Honeymoon Bay and Log Cabin General Store Bicheno. Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Bicheno Blowhole). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Hobart — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get outside with Tasman Arch, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

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.