10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
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 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston 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. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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 14th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) 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
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
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 16th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Huonville.

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

1
night
Huonville

Huonville
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), pick up some local products at Huonville Market, then explore the stunning scenery at Pelverata Falls Track, and then stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Huonville trip itinerary app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Huonville by car takes about 2 hours. July in Huonville sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Trails Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
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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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 20th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Huonville to Hobart takes an hour. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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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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