11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Burnie, Bus to Strahan
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip app.

Melbourne to Strahan is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Launceston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Duck Reach Power Station, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, then do a tasting at Jinglers Creek Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston travel planner.

Getting from Strahan to Launceston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Shopping

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 23rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and finally trek along Three Capes Track.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur attractions planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.