17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly
2
King Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Strahan Airport, Drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Launceston — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then walk around City Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston 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. In September, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to King Island.
more
Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

King Island — 2 nights

King Island is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along King Island Trail Rides, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Cape Wickham Links, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calcified Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the King Island trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Launceston to King Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Strahan.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Coles Bay — 2 nights

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 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Log Cabin General Store Bicheno, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route builder app.

You can drive from Strahan to Coles Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
more
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Tasman Arch (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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.
On the 19th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at The Gift of Wildlife. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.
more
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Wildlife
Side Trips

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.
more

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.

Source
more