14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 2 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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Launceston — 2 nights

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 20th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip 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. In November, Launceston is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, stroll through Denison Beach, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hazards Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, then explore the activities along Sleepy Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): get outside with Tasman Arch, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, steep yourself in history at The Church, admire the striking features of The Guard Tower, then steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, and finally contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Raptor Refuge and Long Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Mount Field National Park (Forest Secrets, Horseshoe Falls, &more), Snug Falls (in Snug) and Maydena Bike Park (in Maydena). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, stop by Sullivans Cove, take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, and sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hogarth Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Franklin River Nature Trail and Ocean Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop, Spray Tunnel, &more), Derwent Bridge (Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park & Frenchmans Cap) and Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Kelly Basin, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, explore the activities along Gordon River, take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip planning tool.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and finally admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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