10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive to Launceston Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planner.

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 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trek along Fluted Cape Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island journey maker website.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bruny Island by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Treasury Building, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Binalong Bay

— 1 night
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Binalong Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Wildlife · Spas · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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