14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Port Arthur
— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip tool.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hobart is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.
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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 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stroll through Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip maker site.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning website.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.
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St Helens — 1 night

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens route planning website.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay and Denison Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, take in the pleasant sights at Hazards Beach, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and The Church. You'll get in some beach time at Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, trek along Three Capes Track, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip maker.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel 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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