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: Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for gifts at The Emporium, and admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Devonport trip simple and quick.

Hobart to Devonport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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, Sheffield, Preston Falls, Devils Gate Dam, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On your second day here, meet the residents at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip app .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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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): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, 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 next day: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online route planner .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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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), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then hike along Three Capes Track. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Remarkable Cave and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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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. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 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, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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