13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Ferry:  9 h 30 min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Mole Creek
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Binalong Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Penguin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Devonport trip planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Devonport at 25°C and lows at 10°C. You'll set off for Mole Creek on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

few
hours
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mole Creek Caves, The Big Tasmanian Devil and Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, make a trip to The Big Tasmanian Devil, and then relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek route planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Mole Creek takes an hour. In December in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 Bridestowe Lavender Estate as well as James Boag Brewery Experience. On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, and then make a trip to The Town Clock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience
City of Launceston Town Hall ©
City of Launceston Town Hall

4
nights
Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay ©
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Tier (in Weldborough), Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron) and Mt William Walkway (in Mount William National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe, explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and admire the engineering at Mt Paris Dam.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Binalong Bay online road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Binalong Bay in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Binalong Bay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Derby, Mount William National Park, Blue Tier, Mt Paris Dam, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay driving holiday tool.

Getting from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and then stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online attractions planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain as well as Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner.

Getting from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Penguin.

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

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Penguin

Penguin ©
Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Hellyers Road Distillery, Makers Workshop, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Penguin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Penguin takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Penguin are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Burnie
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Penguin Observation Centre ©
Penguin Observation Centre
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

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