9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 22nd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In January, Hobart is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

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 25th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): walk around City Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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 28th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 29th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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