13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary maker app.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

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 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally hike along Three Capes Track.

Plan trip to Port Arthur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Denison Beach (in Bicheno), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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 11th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 14th (Tue), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday tool.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Platypus House
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Fishing Charters & Tours

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