14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  7​h
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by The Emporium and then see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and finally explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip builder tool .

Newcastle to Devonport is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in September; daily highs in Devonport reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Emporium, Preston Falls, Mole Creek Caves, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or Gourlay's Sweet Shop. Your inner history buff will appreciate Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Liffey Falls (in Deloraine). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston journey planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Liffey Falls, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Melshell Oysters will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Do your shopping at Salamanca Market and Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Wellington and Bellerive Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mona, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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