11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
5
New Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive to Hobart International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Launceston

— 1 day

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 4th (Tue): stroll around City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the striking features of Design Inn.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you will find days in Launceston are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Three Capes Track, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then stroll through Safety Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Visiting Seven Mile Beach and Cockle Creek will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and stroll through Bellerive Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New Norfolk

— 1 night
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Flywheel, do a tasting at Derwent Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then meet the residents at Zoodoo Zoo, and finally get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

Start your trip to New Norfolk by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hobart to New Norfolk takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · 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.