13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  10​h
8
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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 a sense of the local culture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Get outdoors at Mount Wellington and Seven Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Snug Falls (in Snug) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Fern Tree.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour planning site .

Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Snug Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Fern Tree, Raptor Refuge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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hours
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Richmond travel planner .

Richmond is just a stone's throw from Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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 (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno day trip planning site .

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In May, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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 3rd (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moina.

Things to do in Launceston

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience
The Pilgrim Uniting Church ©
The Pilgrim Uniting Church

1
night
Moina

Moina
Bridal Veil Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moina trip app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Moina takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Moina

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek Caves, Leven Valley Vineyard
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've now added Lake St. Clair to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Moina to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 24th (Wed).

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

Nature Parks
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Arthur in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Tours
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