13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Wynyard
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Entally House, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip builder tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Wynyard.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Wynyard

— 1 night
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wynyard Penguin Tours.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wynyard trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Wynyard in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Wynyard

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Shopping
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St Helens

— 1 night
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 4th (Fri): stop by Suncoast Gallery, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Helens itinerary planner.

Drive from Wynyard to St Helens in 4 hours. In November in St Helens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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Coles Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coles Bay Jetty and Wineglass Bay. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Bicheno Blowhole in Bicheno--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and stop by Melshell Oyster Shack.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Stewarts Bay and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, indulge your senses at Bangor Vineyard Shed, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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. Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Drink Tasmania Premium Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel route builder app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Tours

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Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.