18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  30​h
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:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Berlin

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Launceston is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Launceston due to the time zone difference. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planning site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Melshell Oysters). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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 26th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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