17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, stroll around City Park, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online travel route planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Coles Bay

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 9th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Port Arthur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online vacation maker.

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. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

4
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Hobart

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 to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 15th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Derwent Bridge

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

1
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan online travel route planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

Find out how to plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.