19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Devonport
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Pipers River
— 1 night
Drive
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Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive
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Copping
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport itinerary builder website.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 11-hour ferry ride. You can also fly; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Devonport when traveling from Melbourne in September, with lows around 4°C. You will leave for Launceston on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will leave for Pipers River on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Pipers River

— 1 night
The Pipers River is a perennial river located in northern region of Tasmania, Australia.Course and featuresThe river rises below Mount Arthur near Lilydale. For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pipers River day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Pipers River takes an hour. September in Pipers River sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Bicheno.

Things to do in Pipers River

Wineries

Bicheno

— 1 night
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Plan my day in Bicheno using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Pipers River to Bicheno in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll set off for Coles Bay on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. You will leave for Eaglehawk Neck on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Port Arthur

— 1 day
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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur attractions planner.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Copping.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Copping

— 2 nights
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Copping sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Copping in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Hobart.

Things to do in Copping

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Hobart

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Copping to Hobart takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Geeveston

— 1 night
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geeveston visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Geeveston takes an hour. In September in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added Gordon River Cruises to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), take a tour by water with Gordon River Cruises, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Queenstown

— 1 night
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 15th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout and then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Strahan to Queenstown in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to The Overland Track and Philosopher Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah), Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek) and Devils Gullet Lookout (in Mayberry). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and stroll through Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

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

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.