7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route maker

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Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Bus
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
4
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Launceston
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 day
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey planning 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Hobart.

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

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart route site.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
On the 30th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck road trip app.

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip builder.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Swansea by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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 2nd (Sat), stroll around City Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip app.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Launceston takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.