17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Hobart Walking Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour planner.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania & Waterfall Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur journey planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
On the 20th (Sat), see All4Adventure, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 25th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway, then see Strahan ATV Adventures, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip tool.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 27th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.