11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart driving holiday planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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.
On the 7th (Sat), hike along Three Capes Track, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and finally make a trip to Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip app .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tessellated Pavement
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maria Island National Park and Gala Estate Vineyard. It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

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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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone vacation planning app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, Wings Wildlife Park
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planner .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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