19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Constitution Dock, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Mob.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hobart trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Gaol
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Get in touch with nature at Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Get some cultural insight at Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur holiday planning site .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tessellated Pavement, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Do your shopping at Melshell Oysters and Kings Fine Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning app .

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 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip planning app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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.
Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Tasmanian Glassblowersfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Devonport (Coles Beach & Antique Emporium). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Devonport, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Loira Vines, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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