13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
End: Hobart

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). The adventure continues: savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch and experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Devonport trip planner .

Hobart to Devonport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Devonport are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Preston Falls, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip site .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary website .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
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 18th (Tue), hike along Three Capes Track, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur route planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart route planning website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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