12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  42​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart sightseeing website .

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. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites
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Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You've now added Three Capes Track to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then stroll through Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
You've now added Wild Ocean Tasmania to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bay, get outside with Tasman Arch, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally make a trip to Tessellated Pavement.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a stone's throw from Port Arthur. In November, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno Blowhole, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive 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
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll around City Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston vacation maker app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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