22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 1 night
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Penguin
— 2 nights
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Wynyard
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Arthur River
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Oatlands
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Launceston
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Devonport — 1 night

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, then do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, and then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Sheffield Murals Audio Tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Devonport at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Penguin.
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Penguin — 2 nights

Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 31st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Hidden Fox, look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery, and finally admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Penguin road trip planning site.

Penguin is just a short distance from Devonport. While traveling from Devonport, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Penguin, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wynyard.
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Wynyard — 1 night

Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Boat Harbour Beach, see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff.

Plan trip to Wynyard with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Penguin to Wynyard in an hour. When traveling from Penguin in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wynyard: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by Providore 24, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley road trip planning website.

You can drive from Wynyard to Stanley in an hour. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Arthur River.
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Arthur River — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along The Tarkine Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Edge of the World.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arthur River online tour planner.

Getting from Stanley to Arthur River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Strahan online holiday planner.

Getting from Arthur River to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oatlands.
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Oatlands — 1 night

Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): savor the flavors at Callington Mill Distillery, explore the galleries of Podium Art, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Kempton Distillery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Oatlands travel planning site.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Oatlands by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Pooley Wines, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Richmond road trip planner.

Drive from Oatlands to Richmond in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 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.
Constitution Dock and Runnymede House will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and South Hobart. And it doesn't end there: visit Sullivans Cove, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Hobart is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) 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.
On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 2 nights

On the 13th (Fri), stroll around Tasman National Park, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary builder app.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a short distance from Port Arthur. In January, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to 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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Spiky Bridge, look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wineglass Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online tour planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 17th (Tue): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, then admire the striking features of Franklin House, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

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You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly 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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Freycinet travel guide

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On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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