16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Launceston
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Launceston

5
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.
James Boag Brewery Experience has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. Popular historic sites such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Pilgrim Uniting Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Launceston. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Nature

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Clair and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Philosopher Falls and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah) and Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Philosopher Falls, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Wellington. Get some cultural insight at Port Arthur Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Step off the beaten path and head to Three Capes Track and Waterfall Bay. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Tessellated Pavement in Eaglehawk Neck--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Swansea on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck, Seven Mile Beach
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Honeymoon Bay. Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay and Spiky Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Swansea vacation maker tool .

Drive from Hobart to Swansea in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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