13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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St Helens
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Hobart — 4 nights

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Strahan.
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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 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip maker.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stanley.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum and then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stanley attractions planner.

Getting from Strahan to Stanley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devonport.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Devonport — 1 night

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To find out how to plan a trip to Devonport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Devonport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Devonport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 nights

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 7th (Fri): stroll around City Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then stroll through Platypus House, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston tour planning app.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.
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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 9th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Warship & Marine Corps Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens holiday builder website.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October in St Helens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Highlights from your trip

Coles Bay — 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hike along Three Capes Track and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online journey maker.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 1 night

On the 12th (Wed), engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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