10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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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 Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning app .

In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Mount Nelson Lookout ©
Mount Nelson Lookout

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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.
Port Arthur Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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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.
You've now added Hazards Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hazards Beach ©
Hazards Beach
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. Step off the beaten path and head to St Columba Waterfall and Little Blue Lake. When in St Helens, make a side trip to see Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails in Derby, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, and do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St Helens road trip website .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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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.
Lake St. Clair has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Crater Lake Circuit and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip app .

Drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Lake Dobson
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Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson
Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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