16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
— 1 day
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Launceston
— 9 nights
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Hobart

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, contemplate the long history of Bellerive Village, stroll through Bellerive Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hobart Synagogue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planning tool.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, and then hike along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk. On the next day, stop by Bruny Island Honey, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Bruny Island Quarantine Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Queenstown

— 2 nights
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 10th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bruny Island to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marion's Lookout Walk. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, head outdoors with Cradle Mountain Canyons, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Launceston

— 9 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Visiting Low Head Penguin Tours and Adventure 42 Degrees South will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head), Campbell Town (The Red Bridge & Convict Brick Trail) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston route site.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.