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 8th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston day 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally hike along Crater Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

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

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 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

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 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spring Vale Wines
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fossil Bay Lookout
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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 in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, 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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