11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 2 nights

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 22nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart travel route planner.

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. June in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu): hike along Three Capes Track, get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder app.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then stroll through East Coast Natureworld, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll around City Park, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

Start your trip to Strahan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.