14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 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
— 3 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: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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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. In December, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car 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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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spring Vale Wines
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally hike along Crater Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the 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 up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car 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: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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