11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Launceston

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 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Design Inn, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

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Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 25th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Launceston to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Hobart

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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Roches Beach. Attractions like Salamanca Market and Kingston Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and stroll through Nutgrove Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hobart, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hike along Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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St Helens

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 3rd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Spas · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.