13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 day
Drive
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart — 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at North Hobart and Constitution Dock. Get outdoors at Maria Island National Park and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app.

Sydney to Hobart 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 slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Port Arthur — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Coles Bay — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Visiting Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands to see Kings Fine Art Gallery about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 day

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Holm Oak Vineyards and Moores Hill Estate. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Lilydale Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield), Reliquaire (in Latrobe) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

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You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature
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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.