11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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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

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market and Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley make great kid-friendly stops. It doesn't end there: stroll around City Park and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary maker tool.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Launceston, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the views from Richmond Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake St. Clair. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cradle Mountain.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Launceston.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Launceston travel route planning tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.