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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Change things up with a short trip to South Cape Bay in Southwest National Park (about 2 hours away). On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip site .

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 March, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, South Cape Bay, Museum of Old and New Art
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 25th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and finally examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

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Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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 29th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Westmorland Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Design Inn.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston route app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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