11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
End: Hobart

1
day
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 11th (Tue): stroll through City Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary tool .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough 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
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Melita Honey Farm (in Chudleigh), Hogarth Falls (in Strahan) and The Emporium (in Sheffield). On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at The Overland Track. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hogarth Falls, Melita Honey Farm, Preston Falls, The Emporium, Gunns Plains Caves
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

Make your Tarraleah itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orford trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. December in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): trek along Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur itinerary maker .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Mona, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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