13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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. Get outdoors at Maria Island National Park and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app.

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Hobart hover around °C and lows are around °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

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Nonesuch Distillery, Puddleduck Vineyard, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Maria Island National Park
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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, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, thenget 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, thenget 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 °C and lows of °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 Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Visiting Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon 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: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass 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 do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. 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

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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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, thenstop 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 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holm Oak Vineyards and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moores Hill Estate and Marakoopa Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Reliquaire (in Latrobe), Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, visit Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions planner.

Getting from Strahan to Launceston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Mole Creek, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Reliquaire, 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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