14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
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:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and ONTRAK Gallery (in Sheffield). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston itinerary planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. Traveling from George Town to Launceston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George Town in July, things will get colder in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Deloraine Creative Studios, Goaty Hill Wines, Pioneer Gallery, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmanian Glassblowers
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Do your shopping at Melshell Oysters and Kings Fine Art Gallery. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay tour planning tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 Lime Bay State Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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