50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
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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, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Strahan.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Strahan — 4 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap), Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Mount Jukes, &more) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strahan road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Stanley — 3 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Edge of the World (in Arthur River) and Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Devonport — 6 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: Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mole Creek Caves, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport road trip site.

Getting from Stanley to Devonport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Launceston — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Swinging Gate Vineyard). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and walk around City Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:

Coles Bay — 6 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: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Bicheno Blowhole, &more), Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Port Arthur — 7 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Waterfall Bay) and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

Discover how to plan a Port Arthur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:

Hobart — 12 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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Richmond (Zoodoo Zoo & Pressing Matters). On the 2nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 13:

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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