18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 21st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart online day trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Wild Ocean Tasmania, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
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), Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, walk around City Park, and savor the flavors at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip site.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

1
night
Mount Field National Park

On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Tarn Shelf, then explore the activities along Lake Dobson, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mount Field National Park tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature · Parks · 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.