14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

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 3rd (Wed), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Design Inn, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): walk around City Park, then see the top attractions with Prestige Tours Tasmania, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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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. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, discover the deep blue sea with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Hobart

— 4 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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge trip maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 15th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to 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.