16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner

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

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston holiday maker.

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. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions app.

Take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Burnie.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Burnie

— 6 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe) and Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Wings Wildlife Park). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery, get a dose of the wild on Wynyard Penguin Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fern Glade Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie online holiday builder.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Burnie sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint John Craft Beer Bar as well as Cataract Gorge Cruises. On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, stroll around City Park, then head outdoors with Cataract Gorge Cruises, then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Saint John Craft Beer Bar. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planning website.

Drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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.
You've now added South Seas Cocktail Lounge to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), get a taste of local nightlife at South Seas Cocktail Lounge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping · Nightlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Port Arthur

— 1 day
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.
On the 14th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur tour planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasmanian Inn Hotel. On the 15th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tasmanian Inn Hotel.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Launceston on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hobart in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Launceston, with lows around 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

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.