13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Mona and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, stroll through Long Beach, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

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.
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Coles Bay Jetty and Melshell Oysters. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, make a trip to The Town Clock, and stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Coles Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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