14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip builder

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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mole Creek Caves and Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamar Island Wetlands and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the activities along Tamar River.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip maker app.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Launceston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Burnie

— 2 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Giant Penguin, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Burnie trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Burnie takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

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 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

Start your trip to Strahan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Burnie to Strahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.
On the 28th (Thu), stop by Sweets and Treats, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, stroll through Kingston Beach, then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and finally take a stroll through North Hobart.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart online trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head outdoors with Tasman Arch, head outdoors with Devil's Kitchen, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: trek along Three Capes Track, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck itinerary website.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 discover tucked-away gems like Freycinet National Park and Mt Amos Climb. Visiting Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay will get you outdoors. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, approximately Dolphin Sands away. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip maker website.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, then stop by The Shop in the Bush, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens holiday builder site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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.