13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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 15th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner.

Adelaide to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Strahan day trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), walk around City Park, then look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife
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Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sat), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Port Arthur driving holiday planning website.

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. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hobart

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 25th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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.