17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary builder

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Burnie
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Derwent Estate (in Granton) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 26th (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, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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 (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

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You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Burnie

— 2 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, and then take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Burnie sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Burnie in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough 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 Feb 7 — 8:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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