14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 3 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:  2 h 15 min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Zoodoo Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation planning website.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Cockle Creek, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Zoodoo Zoo, Kingston Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay.

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

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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 31st (Tue), stroll around City Park, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tasmania Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

Make your Launceston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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