10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 night
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 day
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheffield
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Hobart

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Mount Wellington to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington and then wander the streets of Sullivans Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Bruny Island

— 1 day
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): trek along Cape Queen Elizabeth and then stroll through The Neck.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

You've now added Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart online trip maker.

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Port Arthur

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.
You've now added Port Arthur Historic Site to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary app.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Bicheno Penguin Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then get a dose of the wild on Bicheno Penguin Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheffield.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Sheffield

Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sheffield online trip builder.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Sheffield by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Launceston

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay of Fires, Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Cataract Gorge Reserve. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.