10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  4 h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then walk around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston visit planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Launceston reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
City Park ©
City Park

1
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 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay planning app.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, trek along Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Food Tours

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