7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 2 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
4
Launceston
— 1 night
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Hobart hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Arthur

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.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

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