19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

9
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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mona and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). On the 1st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmania, Hinsby Beach, Moonah Arts Centre, Opossum Bay Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge, East Coast Natureworld
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens online journey planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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

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 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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