12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Derwent Estate (in Granton) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 4th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a charming ride with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages, savor a delicious cup with Hobart Walking Tours, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then contemplate the long history of The Church, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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 8th (Thu): see All4Adventure, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planning tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 10th (Sat): see Strahan ATV Adventures, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan journey builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then trot along with Cradle Country Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around City Park and then whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.