14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Sun), walk around City Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Low Head Penguin Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning tool.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-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 November: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Tue), trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. On the next day, stroll through Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then indulge your senses at Bangor Vineyard Shed, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania. On your second day here, hike along Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Hobart

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

You can plan Hobart trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 9th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Strahan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Devils @ Cradle, delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, and then explore and take pictures at Barn Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.