8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planning app.

Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Stanley.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): cruise along Boat Harbour Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Providore 24, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stanley tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.
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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 22nd (Thu): sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Binalong Bay.
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Binalong Bay — 1 night

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): go for a walk through Bay of Fires, identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Binalong Bay trip builder app.

You can drive from Launceston to Binalong Bay in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Binalong Bay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Arthur.
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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 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur vacation maker tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Eaglehawk Neck

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck online itinerary maker.

Eaglehawk Neck is very close to Port Arthur. December in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).
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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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