16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Old Umbrella Shop, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally stroll through City Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Clair and The Overland Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gunns Plains Caves, Frenchmans Cap
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens attractions planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. June in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planning site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 18th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orford trip maker app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Orford, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Seven Mile Beach. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge your taste buds at The Wicked Cheese Co., explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart itinerary tool .

You can drive from Orford to Hobart in 1.5 hours. June in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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