18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Hobart Free Walking Tours. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, stroll through Wellington Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart vacation site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Tasman Arch, stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur day trip app.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St Helens itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Launceston

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse and then explore and take pictures at Boat Harbour Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cradle Mountain and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
Make your Mount Field National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Strahan to Mount Field National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Hobart on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, squeeze the most out of the city with Hobart Free Walking Tours, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Hobart takes 1.5 hours.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

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.