17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Halls Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, St Columba Falls Reserve, and other attractions. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and walk around City Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Launceston route builder website.

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. In January, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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've added Denison Beach, Douglas-Apsley National Park, St Columba Waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Kitchen, Blow Hole, Tasman National Park, and other attractions you added.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck route maker app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You've added Lady Barron Falls, Lake Esperance, Snug Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Derwent Estate (in Granton) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart journey planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waratah Falls, Philosopher Falls, West Coast Wilderness Railway, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Philosopher Falls, admire the sheer force of Waratah Falls, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and finally take a memorable tour with King River Rafting.

Discover how to plan a Strahan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marion's Lookout Walk as well as Cradle Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and finally explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

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

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.