13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Design Inn. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Delamere Vineyards and Holm Oak Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Sidmouth (Wines for Joanie & Loira Vines), Jansz Winery (in Pipers Brook) and Bay of Fires Wines (in Pipers River). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, indulge your taste buds at Entally House, and browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Glassblowers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Launceston road trip website.

Cairns to Launceston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Launceston are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Helens online tour planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): stroll through Stewarts Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Hobart

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Head to Salamanca Market and Tassal at Salamancafor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart route maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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.