12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Taxi to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Burnie
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, then contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, then visit North Hobart, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Hidden Cove Day Spa Retreat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary planning app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, then admire all the interesting features of The Neck, and finally stop by Bruny Island Providore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the long history of The Church, and finally steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

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You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. In June in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

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 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the St Helens visit planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Franklin House, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard, then enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online journey builder.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Burnie.

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

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Burnie

— 2 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Highfield Historic Site and Hellyers Road Distillery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burnie Regional Museum and Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Devonport (Spirit of the Sea, Coles Beach, &more) and Stanley (Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery & Stanley Heritage Walk). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Guide Falls Reserve, let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at Australian Wild Harvest, and examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Burnie route planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · 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.