14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Seven Mile Beach in Seven Mile Beach--about 132 hours away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nutgrove Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stroll through Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip maker site.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning website.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens route planning website.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay and Denison Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Spiky Beach Conservation Area in Swansea, approximately Swansea away. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Port Arthur

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and The Church. You'll get in some beach time at Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Ocean Tasmania in Eaglehawk Neck (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and steep yourself in history at Government Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur holiday planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

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.