11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, then get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planning 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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore hidden gems such as Mole Creek Caves and Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek) and Penguin Observation Centre (in Burnie). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Devonport trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Devonport are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Honeymoon Bay, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum OF Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. On your second day here, get outside with Tasman Arch, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

You can plan Eaglehawk Neck trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.