13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: walk around City Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Launceston trip builder.

Canberra to Launceston 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canberra in January, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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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 17th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Sleepy Bay, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Eaglehawk Neck

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Government Farm, browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Derwent Estate (in Granton). On the 22nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterworks Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Strahan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.