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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Tasmania’s Town of Murals. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain Canyons, &more) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, and stop by World Of Marbles.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sheffield road trip planner.

Melbourne to Sheffield is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get slightly colder in Sheffield: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Sheffield to Strahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Food Tours and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Three Capes Track, then get interesting insight from 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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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 20th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston online vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

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.