13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Port Arthur
Drive
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
7
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
8
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, Hobart is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur

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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 21st (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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 22nd (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around City Park, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston journey builder.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, then browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Stanley, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
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 (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Derwent Bridge

— 2 nights
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then get great views at King William Saddle, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge trip itinerary website.

Drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping

Side Trip

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.