13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart day trip 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 April, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to 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 (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally hike along Crater Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame (in Latrobe), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planning website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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