17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
George Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at North Hobart and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seven Mile Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Geeveston to see Tahune Forest AirWalk about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach, Shot Tower
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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North Hobart ©
North Hobart
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site, Cape Raoul
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

4
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.
Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Devil's Corner Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oysters (in Swansea), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay route planner .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, St Marys, Spiky Bridge, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.

3
nights
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Ghost Rock Tasmania and Holm Oak Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Low Head Lighthouse and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach), Don River Railway (in Devonport) and Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, browse the exhibits of Tamar Valley Art Shack, see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, and get great views at Mt George Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our George Town attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to George Town takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Low Head, Don River Railway, Holm Oak Vineyards, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tamar Ridge Cellar Door and Barnbougle Dunes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Step out of Launceston to go to Deloraine and see Liffey Falls, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and browse the exhibits of Franklin House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip builder site .

You can drive from George Town to Launceston in an hour. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Longford, Barnbougle Dunes, Liffey Falls, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

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