11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— Few hours
Bus
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
6
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive
7
Binalong Bay
— Few hours
Drive
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Port Arthur
— Few hours
Drive
10
Hobart
— 1 night
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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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 day by day itinerary now includes Cascade Brewery, Hobart Free Walking Tours and Salamanca Market. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. On your second day here, squeeze the most out of the city with Hobart Free Walking Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online trip builder.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Shopping

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes World Heritage Cruises, West Coast Wilderness Railway and Iron Blow Lookout. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout. On the next day, tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway and then get a new perspective on things with World Heritage Cruises.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Strahan online trip builder.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stanley.

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

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route planning site.

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Bridport

Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bridport trip builder site.

You can drive from Launceston to Bridport in an hour. Another option is to drive. January in Bridport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Bridport

Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Binalong Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Bridport to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Binalong Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coles Bay.
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Freycinet Marine Farm. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Freycinet Marine Farm and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added Bangor Vineyard Shed to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Bangor Vineyard Shed and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Wineries

Side Trip

1
night
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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