17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
Drive
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ansons Bay
— 1 night
Drive
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart

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.
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 West Coast Wilderness Railway, The Ship That Never Was, Montezuma Falls, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout, and take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Queenstown takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 list of things to see and do now includes Hazelbrae Hazelnuts, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Enchanted Walk, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the waterfront at Enchanted Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation app.

Getting from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough 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

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.
You've now added Bridestowe Lavender Estate to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk. On the next day, surround yourself with nature 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 more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Launceston tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive 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. Other options: drive. 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.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Ansons Bay to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises as well as Salamanca Market. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Tessellated Pavement & Fossil Bay Lookout). Enjoy Hobart some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at St. David's Park, and explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart visit planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild Ocean Tasmania, Tessellated Pavement and Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur route maker site.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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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