13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
Strahan
— 1 day
5
Launceston
— 4 nights

2
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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 Puddleduck Vineyard. Get outdoors at Maria Island National Park and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Honeymoon Bay. 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 much more to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

1
day
Strahan

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
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

4
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holm Oak Vineyards and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moores Hill Estate and Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Reliquaire (in Latrobe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and steep yourself in history at Entally House.

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You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Mole Creek, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Alum Cliffs
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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