12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Fly
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Burnie
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swansea
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive to Launceston Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then contemplate the long history of Entally House, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston holiday builder site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre.

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Drive from Launceston to Burnie in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

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 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip builder app.

You can drive from Burnie to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, look for gifts at Bruny Island Providore, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bruny Island by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and finally wander the streets of North Hobart. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Three Capes Track, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

Make your Port Arthur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Swansea

— 1 night
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally snap pictures at Spiky Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Swansea online tour planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Swansea in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Swansea

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 23rd (Tue), tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Swansea to St Helens in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

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.