13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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 18th (Fri): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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.
On the 20th (Sun), see All4Adventure, then add some adventure to your tour with Freycinet Aqua Taxi, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get interesting insight from Wild Ocean Tasmania, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck travel planning app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk). On the 24th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

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

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway, get interesting insight from Strahan ATV Adventures, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.