13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania and then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll around City Park, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip app.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Coles Bay — 2 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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. On the next day, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Port Arthur — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Hobart — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 14th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strahan.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Stanley.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stanley tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, then trek along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.