12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Orford
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market, Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Bruny Island Cruises. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hobart, use our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 day by day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

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Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orford

— 3 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. You've now added Wineglass Bay Lookout to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orford trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. February in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Trails · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 8th (Fri), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Orford to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Strahan.
Highlights from your trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added World Heritage Cruises to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strahan trip maker app.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart journey planner.

Getting from Strahan to Hobart by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.