14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
On the 6th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania and then stroll through City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel route planner .

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. In October, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with a short trip to Gunns Plains Caves in Gunns Plains (about 1h 20 min away). On the 9th (Tue), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, and look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Bridge, 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orford trip builder .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
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 15th (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Devil's Kitchen and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orford to Port Arthur by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Devil's Kitchen
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co., Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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