13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hobart
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Devonport
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
End: Hobart

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese and get a taste of local nightlife at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip builder app.

Hobart to Devonport is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Devonport are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Preston Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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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 18th (Tue): trek along Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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