7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 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 17th (Mon): get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

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

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Launceston

— 1 night

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 18th (Tue), stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, then walk around City Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip website.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 20th (Thu): trek along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Arthur trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

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