9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Bus
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 day
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planning site.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno

— 2 nights
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through East Coast Natureworld, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the views from Spiky Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno visit planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison, take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and finally steep yourself in history at The Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then admire the striking features of The Guard Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Hobart

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Richmond Gaol. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Government House, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.