12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania, and stroll around City Park.

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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 March, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strahan attractions planner.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay attractions planner.

Getting from Strahan to Coles Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Hobart

— 4 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

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.