10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 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
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston online trip 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 29th (Sun), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally stroll through Crater Lake Circuit. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel app .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip app .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hobart using our trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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