13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Ferry

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Launceston

— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Old Umbrella Shop, Gourlay's Sweet Shop, Liffey Falls, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Antique Emporium (in Devonport) and Latrobe (House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate & Reliquaire). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston online journey planner.

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 September, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Remarkable Cave, Port Arthur Lavender Farm . Tourist Attraction and Port Arthur Ghost Tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Hobart

— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Salamanca Market, Bruny Island Safaris, Runnymede House, and other attractions. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport route app.

Drive from Hobart to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.