17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Ansons Bay
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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.
You've now added Russell Falls to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart online sightseeing planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Hobart is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.
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Queenstown — 3 nights

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gordon River Cruises, West Coast Wilderness Railway and Montezuma Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Queenstown takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marion's Lookout Walk as well as Hellyer Gorge. On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then trek along Marion's Lookout Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary website.

Getting from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
You've now added Bridestowe Lavender Estate to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ansons Bay.
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Ansons Bay — 1 night

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ansons Bay trip website.

Getting from Launceston to Ansons Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Bicheno Penguin Tours has been added to your itinerary.

Discover how to plan a Coles Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ansons Bay to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tessellated Pavement as well as Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck. On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then get great views at Fossil Bay Lookout.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip maker.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Wellington, Salamanca Market and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises. See even more of Hobart: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and go for a walk through St. David's Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · 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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