11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania 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
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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.
On the 4th (Tue), walk around City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take a stroll through Design Inn.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online driving holiday 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Launceston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kids will enjoy Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Get outdoors at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Three Capes Track, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Family-friendly places like Seven Mile Beach and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Mount Wellington and Cockle Creek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, stop by North Hobart, and stroll through Bellerive Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to 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 take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Norfolk travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to New Norfolk takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in New Norfolk are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to 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.