9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 day
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Launceston — 1 day

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 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally walk around City Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning app.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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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 10th (Sat): trek along Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 12th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive 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 15th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planning site.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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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