11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 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 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston online trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can 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.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and South Cape Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Cockle Creek. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Opossum Bay Beach in Opossum Bay, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and stroll through Roches Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart vacation planning site.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur journey builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty. On your second day here, snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St Helens holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

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.