13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Russell Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Step out of the city life by going to East Coast Natureworld and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Dolphin Sands and see Melshell Oyster Shack, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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 11th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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.
Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Seahorse World will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sheffield, Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Wings Wildlife Park
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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