13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at North Hobart and Puddleduck Vineyard. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-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 August, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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Port Arthur

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 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

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Coles Bay

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Visiting Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands to see Kings Fine Art Gallery about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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Launceston

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Moores Hill Estate. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holm Oak Vineyards and Marakoopa Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Reliquaire (in Latrobe). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, do a tasting at Entally House, and view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.