14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Strahan
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Entally House, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip site.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Launceston reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 27th (Fri), experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, then relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St Helens itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

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 28th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planning site.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck road trip site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, then steep yourself in history at Government Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at The Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Port Arthur is just a stone's throw from Eaglehawk Neck. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Salamanca Arts Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally wander the streets of Sullivans Cove. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA, then gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and then take in the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart attractions planning site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Fluted Cape Trail and then identify plant and animal life at The Neck.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island journey builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, and then visit Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Devonport tour planner.

Drive from Strahan to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 8th (Tue), get interesting insight from Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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