11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Launceston
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Launceston
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then walk around City Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker app.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St Helens route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in St Helens are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 7th (Fri), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route planning site.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) as well as Salamanca Market. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added World Heritage Cruises to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with World Heritage Cruises and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan trip planning app.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah) and Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Launceston.

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

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.