13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
2
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 14th (Mon), hike along Marion's Lookout Walk and then stroll through Lake Lilla Track. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Cradle Mountain Canyons, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip app.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a 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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan online travel route 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 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). On the 17th (Thu), 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, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then trek along Three Capes Track. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to 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 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay journey planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Yarns Artwork in Silk, explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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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