14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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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
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sheffield

Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Mosaic Pathway will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, &more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheffield vacation planner.

Sydney to Sheffield is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Sheffield reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Hobart

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 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hobart vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Three Capes Track, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning website.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Coles Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay route planning tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Launceston

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 14th (Fri), stroll around City Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Tamar Valley Art Shack, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.