19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston tour itinerary planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Launceston at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Seahorse World, Delamere Vineyards
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 4th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ulverstone vacation builder site .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. November in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnie, Gunns Plains Caves, Mosaic Pathway
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, hike along Crater Lake Circuit, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Fossil Bay Lookout about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur travel route builder site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Fossil Bay Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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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

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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