23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 4 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: Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield), Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and soothe aching muscles at Swinging Gate Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip website.

Calgary, Canada to Launceston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Launceston is 17 hours. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see All4Adventure.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Crater Lake Circuit, &more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and see Strahan ATV Adventures.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Strahan travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 4 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

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

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.