13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Fly to Devonport Airport, Drive to Sheffield
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Sheffield

— 2 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain Canyons, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sheffield trip builder app.

Melbourne to Sheffield is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get little chillier in Sheffield: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

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 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip builder.

You can drive from Sheffield to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 8th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): trek along Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder app.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

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.
On the 14th (Sun), stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

Planning Coles Bay trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.