23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 3 nights
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Mount Field National Park
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Strahan
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Deloraine
— 4 nights
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sat), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston vacation planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel 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 10th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Coles Bay fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Bring the kids along to Port Arthur Historic Site and Fortescue Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the landmark architecture of General Post Office. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally stroll through Kingston Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 3 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Neck, trek along Fluted Cape Trail, identify plant and animal life at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at Inala Jurassic Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park

On the 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bruny Island to Mount Field National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 5 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Horsetail Falls, &more), Zeehan (Spray Tunnel, Zeehan Rock Shop, &more) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan day trip planner.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) 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 — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then trek along Marion's Lookout Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Deloraine.
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Deloraine — 4 nights

Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Bring the kids along to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Mosaic Pathway. Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Westmorland Falls, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, take in the exciting artwork at Yarns Artwork in Silk, and let the kids burn off some steam at Deloraine Apex Train Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Deloraine trip site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Deloraine takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (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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