12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

1
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 30th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Hobart planner.

Getting from Strahan to Hobart by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): hike along Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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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 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

2
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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), walk around City Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse, get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, and then learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum.

Plan trip to Launceston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.