13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 3 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.
Visit St. David's Cathedral and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Shop till you drop at MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA and The Wicked Cheese Co.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip site.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-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 December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then see Strahan ATV Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strahan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get outside with Tasman Arch, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck road trip website.

Drive from Strahan to Eaglehawk Neck in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay visit planning website.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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.