My partner and I are planning for a 10-days 9-nights self-driving trip to Tasmania at end of Oct. It's our first trip to Tasmania and would only like to drive during day time, if possible. After checking the distances of some places, I am not sure if some of the travelling plans are viable. We would appreciate the experts’ advice and suggestions on our proposed itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive at Hobart at noon. Pick up car and check in hotel. Plan for a town walkabout.
Day 2 - Salamanca market and Mount Wellington. Stay in Hobart
Day 3 - Huon Valley and Tahune air walk. Stay in Hobart
Day 4 - Port Arthur. Stay in Hobart
Day 7 - Launceston -> Sheffield -> Mole Creek Cave -> Craddle Mountain. Stay in Craddle Mountain
Day 9 - to Launceston. Stay in Launceston
Day 10 - Return car. Depart to Melbourne.
1. Are 8am and 6.30pm bright enough for driving in Oct/Nov?
2. If we were to skip some places in Day 5 due to the long travelling time, should Bothwell (Heritage-listed buildings) and/or Swansea be bypassed?
3. Is it worthwhile to travel from Stanley to Cape Grim in Day 8 just to breathe in some of the freshest air on earth?
Thank you in advance.