13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck day trip planning site.

Adelaide to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in April, things will get slightly colder in Eaglehawk Neck: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 5th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip maker app.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Wed), sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, then admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On your second day here, walk around City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Strahan online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.