12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5- hour combination of taxi, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Tasmania Zoo will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, walk around City Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Launceston fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
You've now added Bicheno Penguin Tours to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Denison Beach and Friendly Beaches will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, get interesting insight from Tours, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay vacation planning app.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bicheno
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, and then trek along Three Capes Track. On the next day, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur route maker app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
On the 12th (Tue), get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart route builder.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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