14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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.
When in Launceston, make a side trip to see Low Head Penguin Tours in Low Head, approximately Low Head away. Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Honey Tasmania.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 21st (Tue): stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then learn about winemaking at Bangor Vineyard Shed. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 24th (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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 28th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan day trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.