13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania sightseeing planner
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Tamar Valley as well as Saint John Craft Beer Bar. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Saint John Craft Beer Bar. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning website.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Launceston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 19th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons, and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devonport.
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Devonport — 1 night

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coles Bay.
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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 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 1 night

On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and finally get outside with Tasman Arch.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Hobart.
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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 hidden gems such as Raptor Refuge and Runnymede House. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Mile Beach and Myrtle Forest. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Cenotaph, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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.
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