12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Phuket Town, Phuket
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  21​h
End: Phuket Town, Phuket

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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 (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania and then shop like a local with The Old Umbrella Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston route builder website .

Phuket Town, Thailand to Launceston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Phuket Town to Launceston. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phuket Town in April; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Friendly Beaches, and then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Honeymoon Bay
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and finally appreciate the history behind International Wall of Friendship. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, then shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bellerive Beach
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, Horsetail Falls, Wings Wildlife Park, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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