12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 day

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary tool.

Adelaide to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the bus 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Strahan road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around City Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.
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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.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay visit planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then discover the deep blue sea with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then learn about winemaking at Bangor Vineyard Shed.

Find out how to plan Port Arthur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Food Tours and Mount Wellington. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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