12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to Cygnet
— 1 day
— 6 nights
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 day
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. Cygneture Chocolates has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the galleries of Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, then experience rural life at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, then do a tasting at Hartzview Vineyard, and finally look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cygnet tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Cygnet is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cygnet to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cygnet

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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— 6 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.
Head to Salamanca Market and Tassal at Salamancafor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kingston Beach and Opossum Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk), Port Arthur (Safety Cove Beach & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, awaken your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Cygnet to Hobart in an hour. In August in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Greenoaks Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Wineries
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Tasmania travel guide

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.

Freycinet travel guide

Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.