11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 7th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip site .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

1
night
Coles Bay

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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then stroll around City Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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