21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marion's Lookout Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site.

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus 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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Kelly Basin and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield), Wilmot Hills Orchard & Distillery (in Wilmot) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole, East Coast Natureworld, &more) and Cranbrook (Spring Vale Wines & Craigie Knowe Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, go for a walk through Cape Tourville Circuit Walk, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Freshfield Grove (in Campania) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 6th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Coal Mines Historic Site in Saltwater River (about 30 minutes away).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck day trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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