11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip app .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in June, Stanley is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Make your Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

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.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll around City Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 17th (Mon): stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip site .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) 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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Go Dive Tasmania as well as Water by Nature Tasmania - Franklin River Rafting. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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