12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Hobart and Moorilla Estate Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, go for a charming ride with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the views from Tasman Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online road trip planner.

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canberra in February: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Wellington ©
Must see
Mount Wellington
4.8
North Hobart ©
Neighborhood
North Hobart
4.4

1
night
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 15th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Remarkable Cave ©
Landmark
Remarkable Cave
4.6
Dog Line ©
Monument
Dog Line
4.2

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay journey website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Freycinet National Park ©
National Park
Freycinet National Park
4.8
East Coast Natureworld ©
Wildlife Area
East Coast Natureworld
4.5

2
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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 19th (Fri), see Strahan ATV Adventures and then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Specialty Museum
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
4.5

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston route maker website.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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