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
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart — 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at North Hobart and Constitution Dock. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Sorell to see Nonesuch Distillery about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey planner.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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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, contemplate the long history 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.
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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 Cape Tourville Lighthouse. 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: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, 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 explore the fascinating landscape at 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

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 a sense of the local culture at Moores Hill Estate and Holm Oak Vineyards. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tamar Island Wetlands and Lilydale Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Reliquaire (in Latrobe). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, take a memorable tour with Sheffield Murals Audio Tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions planner.

Getting from Strahan to Launceston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch 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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