12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania & Tasman Arch). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

Discover how to plan a Port Arthur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Launceston

— 3 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 out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth). Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.