17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul and then hike along Three Capes Track. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Sydney to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hobart

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip app.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 2nd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planning site.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Launceston

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and then trek along Kelly Basin.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, trek along Marion's Lookout Walk, and surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip app.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.