11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
2
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 20th (Tue), trek along Marion's Lookout Walk and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the next day, get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Strahan online day trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 23rd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.
more
Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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 27th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tessellated Pavement.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around City Park, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Plan my trip to Launceston with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
more
Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.
more