16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner

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Ferry
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Devonport trip maker.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Devonport reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
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. To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Mount Field National Park

— 3 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Lady Barron Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Mount Field National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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.
You've now added Bruny Wildlife Adventure to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, make a trip to Constitution Dock, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

You can plan Port Arthur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 1 day
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 (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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. Plan my day in Binalong Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston route planner.

You can drive from Binalong Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Devonport

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.