11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary maker

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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
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Berriedale
— 2 nights
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Derwent Bridge
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Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
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Tullah
— 1 night
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11
Arthur River
— 1 night
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12
Smithton
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Stanley
— 1 night
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14
Burnie
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Mole Creek
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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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 5th (Tue), walk around City Park and then learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston visit planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Binalong Bay

— 1 night
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Binalong Bay travel route site.

You can drive from Launceston to Binalong Bay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nightlife

Coles Bay

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 7th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Hobart

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 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool.

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berriedale.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature

Berriedale

— 2 nights
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

Before you visit Berriedale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Berriedale is just a short distance from Hobart. October in Berriedale sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Berriedale

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then don't miss a visit to King William Saddle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge trip planner.

Getting from Berriedale to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Queenstown.
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Queenstown

— 1 night
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Getting from Queenstown to Strahan by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tullah.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors
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Tullah

— 1 night
Tullah is a town in the northern part of the West Coast Range, on the west coast of Tasmania, about 111 km south of Burnie. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tullah vacation planning app.

You can drive from Strahan to Tullah in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Tullah

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Arthur River

— 1 night
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arthur River day trip app.

You can drive from Tullah to Arthur River in 3 hours. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Smithton.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Smithton

Smithton is a town on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Arty Duck and then enjoy the sand and surf at Green Point Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Smithton online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Smithton takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Smithton

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stanley driving holiday planning website.

Stanley is just a stone's throw from Smithton. October in Stanley sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Burnie

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 14th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and then take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Burnie trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Mole Creek

— 1 night
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek road trip site.

You can drive from Burnie to Mole Creek in 1.5 hours. October in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Parks
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
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.