10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
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Hobart — 2 nights

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk). On the 5th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart visit planner.

Sydney to Hobart 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see Strahan ATV Adventures, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strahan holiday maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Launceston.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Launceston — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll around City Park, then whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then stroll through Platypus House, and finally get outside with Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with ALL4, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip itinerary maker.

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 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

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.