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
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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 10th (Fri): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Alexandra Suspension Bridge ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley road trip app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Stanley, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online vacation planner .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur attractions website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. On the 18th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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