11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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 25th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation maker website .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 26th (Sun), do a tasting at Priory Ridge and then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Stanley in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

1
night
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 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

Plan a Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Nature Parks
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Strahan to Mount Field National Park in 4 hours. January in Mount Field National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roches Beach, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, and then kick back and relax at Okines Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Okines Beach, Roches Beach, The Sensory Tasmania
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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