9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip website .

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur visit planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and ponder the design of The Tasman Fountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online journey maker .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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