18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner
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Hobart
— 4 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
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night

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Hobart — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart attractions site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hobart. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, then surround yourself with nature on Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

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

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.
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Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online road trip planner.

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 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to St Helens.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.
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Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll around City Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planner.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stanley online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marion's Lookout Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Mount Field National Park — 1 night

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Mount Field National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart attractions planning app.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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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