12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker app.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, then tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, and then see Strahan ATV Adventures.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hobart

— 4 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: Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 24th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation app.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then get interesting insight from Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck route maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a memorable tour with All4Adventure, then add some adventure to your tour with Freycinet Aqua Taxi, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary tool.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Tue), savor the flavors at Prestige Tours Tasmania, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll around City Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Head Penguin Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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.