13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3 h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Ellendale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary builder app .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Kingston Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally stroll through Denison Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bicheno trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 7th (Tue): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally walk around City Park.

Plan a Launceston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Bicheno to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley road trip planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop & West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan), Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, & more) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strahan itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ellendale.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Queenstown, Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout, Montezuma Falls
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Ellendale

Ellendale
Ellendale is a village in Tasmania 75 kilometres from Hobart in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania, Australia. For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ellendale trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Ellendale takes 3.5 hours. In January in Ellendale, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toHobart.

Things to do in Ellendale

Parks Nature Wildlife
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1
day
Hobart

On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning site .

Getting from Ellendale to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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