31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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St Helens
— 1 day
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Evandale
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, then experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport road trip planning tool.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Devonport at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley road trip planner.

Drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Stanley sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 23rd (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lady Barron Falls, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lawrenny Estate Distillery, then shop like a local with Forest Secrets, and finally admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tarn Shelf, then identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mount Field National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Mount Field National Park in 4 hours. In November in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Hobart — 7 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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 30th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker website.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:

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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Waterfall Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, trek along Three Capes Track, stroll through Tessellated Pavement, and see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, 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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 1 day

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 10th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then stroll through Bay of Fires, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews and tourist information, use the St Helens driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 1 night

Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings and then surround yourself with nature on Pepper Bush Adventures - Day Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Scottsdale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Beaconsfield to see Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston planner.

Getting from Scottsdale to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Evandale.
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Evandale — 1 night

Evandale is a small town in northern Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Evandale trip planner.

Evandale is just a stone's throw from Launceston. December in Evandale sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, stroll through Lake Lilla Track, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Evandale to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Devonport.
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Devonport — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally make a trip to Giant Penguin. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport attractions site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly back 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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