13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Strahan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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 Constitution Dock. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). There's more to do: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see traveler tips, photos, 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Nonesuch Distillery, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

2
nights
Port Arthur

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, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage. On the next day, get outside with Tasman Arch, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur route builder website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Get some cultural insight at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Visiting Honeymoon Bay and Wineglass Bay will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
day
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strahan online vacation maker .

Drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tamar Island Wetlands and Mole Creek Caves. Explore hidden gems such as Entally House and Lilydale Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston online route planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Rowella, Moores Hill Estate, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Reliquaire
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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