25 days in Tasmania Itinerary

25 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 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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Ouse
— 1 night
Drive
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South Bruny, Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Binalong Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, stroll through Coles Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Murray's Day Out Tasmania.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Devonport sightseeing website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Devonport. January in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Godfrey’s Beach Penguin Viewing, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Godfreys Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boat Harbour Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus 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 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip website.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ouse.
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Ouse — 1 night

Ouse is a small town in the Central Highlands Council local government area in Tasmania, Australia on the Lyell Highway. To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouse road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Ouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Bruny.
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South Bruny, Bruny Island — 2 nights

On the 19th (Thu), look for gifts at Bruny Island Chocolate Company and then explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our South Bruny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouse to South Bruny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in South Bruny sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a tour by water with Go Dive Tasmania, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hobart Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary app.

You can drive from South Bruny to Hobart in 2 hours. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tessellated Pavement and Paupers Depot. Family-friendly places like Australian Convict Sites and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys will thrill your kids. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St David’s Anglican Church, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur visit planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Coles Bay — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Hazards Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Binalong Bay.
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Binalong Bay — 3 nights

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Take a break from the city and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Blue Tier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eddystone Point Lighthouse and Little Blue Lake. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage and take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires.

Find out how to plan Binalong Bay trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. January in Binalong Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
On the 1st (Wed), appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning website.

Drive from Binalong Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Devonport.
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Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Devonport — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) 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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