44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 6 nights
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Devonport
— 4 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
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Hobart
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Launceston — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Bay of Fires Conservation Area (in Mount William National Park) and St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Launceston holiday maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Launceston is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Launceston is 9 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Devonport.
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Devonport — 4 nights

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more) and Penguin Observation Centre (in Burnie). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, get interesting insight from Sheffield Murals Audio Tour, walk around Hiscutt Park, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Devonport day trip planning site.

Drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 3 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Arthur River). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stanley travel route tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 4 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, take a peaceful walk through Great Western Mountains, trek along Lake Lilla Track, and stroll through Marion's Lookout Walk.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Nelson Falls, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 4 nights

Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana), Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & King William Saddle) and Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell).

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You can drive from Strahan to Mount Field National Park in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Cranbrook (Spring Vale Wines & Craigie Knowe Vineyard) and Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Waterfall Bay). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 22nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) 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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