13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 26th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip builder site.

Whyalla to Strahan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and then hike along Larmairremener tabelti. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip website.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Derby

— 1 night
Derby ) is a small Australian town located in the northeast of Tasmania.The area had been surveyed in 1855, but was not settled until 1874, when George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, then admire the engineering at Mt Paris Dam, then appreciate the history behind Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and finally steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Derby trip app.

Getting from Launceston to Derby by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derby

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Derby to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails

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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours will thrill your kids. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, stop by Salamanca Wool Shop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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