14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Trails Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Start your trip to Coles Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 18th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orford road trip site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In February in Orford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip maker website .

Drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 22nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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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

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