11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Alum Cliffs. On your second day here, stroll around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Port Arthur

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.
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Waterfall Bay, and finally explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), ponder the design of The Tasman Fountain, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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