13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary builder

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Maria Island National Park and Coal Mines Historic Site.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary site.

Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In September in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Relax by the water at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mole Creek Caves and Low Head Penguin Tours. Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online route maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Queenstown

— 2 nights
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Queenstown day trip planning website.

You can drive from Launceston to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

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Drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.