19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 5 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
3
Orford
— 1 night
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
6
Launceston
— 3 nights

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Wellington and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, stroll through Hinsby Beach, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hobart trip simple and quick.

Bendigo to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Kingston Beach, Derwent Estate, 40th Anniversary of the Tasman Bridge Disaster
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Maria Island National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Waterfall Bay). There's much more to do: stroll through Three Capes Track, enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, experience rural life at Twamley Farm, then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orford trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Orford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Buckland
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

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.
Bring the kids along to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge). There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Beach.

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Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Eureka Farm, cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, admire the sheer force of Mathinna Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to St Helens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Halls Falls, Mathinna Falls
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve

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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Design Centre Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Devonport (Southern Wild Distillery & Coles Beach), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: walk around City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

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