20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 day
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Southport
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Geeveston
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Strathgordon
— 1 night
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Tarraleah
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Miena
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Arthur River
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Burnie
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Devonport
— 1 night
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Launceston
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George Town
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Scottsdale
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South Mount Cameron
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Bicheno
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Coles Bay
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Oatlands
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Hobart

— 1 day

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.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in October, with highs in Hobart at 20°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for Southport on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Southport

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cockle Creek and then identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Southport day trip tool.

Getting from Hobart to Southport by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Southport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Southport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Geeveston

A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk and then admire the sheer force of Arve Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geeveston day trip tool.

You can drive from Southport to Geeveston in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

You've now added Salamanca Market to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

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Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Nature · Parks
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Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart sightseeing planner.

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. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Eaglehawk Neck.

Eaglehawk Neck

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then head outdoors with Tasman Arch.

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

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel itinerary planner.

Port Arthur is very close to Eaglehawk Neck. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Strathgordon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the engineering at Serpentine Dam.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Strathgordon route builder.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Strathgordon takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Tarraleah.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Tarraleah

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tarraleah trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Strathgordon to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Miena on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature · Parks

Miena

— 1 night
Miena is a small town by the Great Lake in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Great Lake and then see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miena trip maker website.

You can drive from Tarraleah to Miena in an hour. October in Miena sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Miena

Nature · Museums · Parks

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 20th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, and finally get great views at Spion Kop Lookout. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then trek along Kelly Basin, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip maker app.

Getting from Miena to Queenstown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Strahan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crater Lake Circuit as well as Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then trek along Crater Lake Circuit, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arthur River.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Arthur River

— 1 day
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Edge of the World, look for all kinds of wild species at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, then get great views at Sumac Lookout, then cruise along The Tarkine Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Point Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arthur River trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Arthur River in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Arthur River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Stanley trip maker.

You can drive from Arthur River to Stanley in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, stroll around Gutteridge Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Burnie trip builder tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Burnie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Burnie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mole Creek Caves. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, browse for treasures at Reliquaire, walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum, then stroll around City Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and finally get engrossed in the history at Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society.

To find out how to plan a trip to Devonport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Devonport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife
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George Town

George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Paterson Monument and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read George Town trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to George Town in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Scottsdale.

Things to do in George Town

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale vacation website.

You can drive from George Town to Scottsdale in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to South Mount Cameron.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

South Mount Cameron

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our South Mount Cameron holiday planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to South Mount Cameron in an hour. In October in South Mount Cameron, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in South Mount Cameron

Nature · Parks
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St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read St Helens trip planning app.

Drive from South Mount Cameron to St Helens in an hour. In October, daytime highs in St Helens are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then take a memorable tour with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, and finally get great views at Whalers Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route tool.

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Oatlands.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Oatlands

— 1 day
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Callington Mill and then explore the activities along Lake Dulverton.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Oatlands online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Oatlands in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Oatlands are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Oatlands

Nature · Parks
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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Richmond Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Oak Lodge, then examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Richmond Gaol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Oatlands to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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