9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Burnie
— Few hours
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Fly

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Launceston

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll around City Park, experience rural life at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning app.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

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Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 17th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Binalong Bay tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Binalong Bay takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Binalong Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Beaches · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur travel planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

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Hobart

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planning site.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Burnie.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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Burnie

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Burnie tour itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then stop by World Of Marbles, and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport day trip planning app.

Drive from Burnie to Devonport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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