18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner

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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 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Hobart Free Walking Tours. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then stroll through Wellington Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hobart. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Tasman Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

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 19th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay visit planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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 see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planning tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): shop like a local with Tamar Valley Art Shack, stroll through Platypus House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then take in the views from 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: walk around City Park, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse and then take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 26th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site.

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan holiday app.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.