18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Fly to Hobart, Ferry to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
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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 10th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Launceston. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Queenstown (Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Nelson Falls, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stroll through Ocean Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strahan day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and finally make a trip to The Neck. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Strahan to Bruny Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 20th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the history behind Cenotaph, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay journey site.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Launceston

— 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Explore Launceston further: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and meet the residents at Tasmania Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston route planning app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.