17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Fly to Hobart, Ferry to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Cygnet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island travel route builder app.

Brisbane to Bruny Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Bruny Island to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Cygnet

— 2 nights
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. On the 20th (Fri), learn and have fun at The Farmhouse Kitchen and then view the masterpieces at Enchanted Woods. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pagan Cider, pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial, then stroll through Raptor Refuge, and finally relax in the rural setting at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cygnet travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Cygnet takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cygnet

Classes · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and St. David's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider in Huonville (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Brooke Street Pier, admire the masterpieces at Maritime Museum OF Tasmania, browse the fresh offerings at Farm Gate Market, and stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cygnet to Hobart in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and finally get outside with Devil's Kitchen.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online road trip planner.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gunns Plains Caves and Giant Penguin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves), Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington) and Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Devonport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Devonport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Holm Oak Vineyards and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Bass & Flinders Maritime Museum (in George Town) and Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, &more). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania, stroll through Tamar Island Wetlands, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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.