17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

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Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5.5-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 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan route planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Hobart

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 14th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania & Waterfall Bay). Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, trek along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Launceston

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, cast your line with a fishing tour, and admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall.

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Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.