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
— 2 nights
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:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. For shopping fun, head to Design Centre Tasmania or Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Glassblowers, savor the flavors at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions planning tool .

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 a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Deloraine Creative Studios, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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 31st (Tue), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip website .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, then browse the exhibits of Kings Fine Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay vacation builder app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Spiky Bridge, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and Salamanca Arts Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, view the masterpieces at Nolan Art Gallery & School, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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