14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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

— 2 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 out of Launceston to go to Beauty Point and see Seahorse World, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 3rd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 5th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries

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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Devils @ Cradle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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.