21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner
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Hobart
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Mount Field National Park
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Hobart
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Hobart — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Devonport to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then get outside with Tasman Arch. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Log Cabin General Store Bicheno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.
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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 4th (Sun): stroll through Bay of Fires, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally learn about all things military at Warship & Marine Corps Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read St Helens travel route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. December in St Helens sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and finally head outdoors with Low Head Penguin Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Devonport.
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Devonport — 2 nights

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Giant Penguin, then explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, then kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Devonport travel route planning app.

Getting from Launceston to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): cruise along Boat Harbour Beach and then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Stanley Seaquarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stanley, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Devonport to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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.
On the 11th (Sun), trek along Marion's Lookout Walk, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow 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 13th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Mount Field National Park

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mount Field National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 16th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Explore Hobart further: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planning app.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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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