16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
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

5
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 to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner .

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 March, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, 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

3
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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, nature, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
nights
Bicheno

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bicheno trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Bicheno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

Make your Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bicheno to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston day trip app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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