22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Bell & Gong. Change things up with a short trip to Delamere Vineyards in Pipers Brook (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around City Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip app .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and finally take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Devonport trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley tour planning website .

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Stanley are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan travel planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Ralphs Falls, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens itinerary website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. In May in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Perth (Tasmania), St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Kings Fine Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Cranbrook to see Spring Vale Wines about 34 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Take a break from the city and head to Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tessellated Pavement, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and make a trip to May Queen.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart online road trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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