17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Tue), 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, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and awaken your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then hike along Three Capes Track. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay itinerary maker website.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Launceston

— 4 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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Tasmania travel guide

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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.