17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston, Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, enjoy some diversion at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, then relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, and finally get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orford route tool .

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then stroll through Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay visit app .

Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

4
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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, revel in the low prices at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet, and contemplate the long history of Entally Estate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road 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 January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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