11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 day
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Hobart — 3 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.
Convict Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site and Hobart Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Kingston Beach and Nutgrove Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey site.

Take a bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Launceston.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beer Tastings & Tours and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to St Helens.
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St Helens — 1 night

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip maker tool.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 1 night

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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder website.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Hobart on the 19th (Fri).
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Hobart — 1 day

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Convict Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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.
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Freycinet travel guide

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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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