19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary builder

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip tool.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planning website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 3 nights
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.
When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Bangor Vineyard Shed in Dunalley, approximately Dunalley away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Hobart

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). On the 19th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 24th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Strahan trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.