20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Launceston

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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). There's much more to do: stroll around City Park, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Bicheno Blowhole. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning site.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Eaglehawk Neck

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): trek along Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then get a dose of the wild on Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Wellington and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added Ocean Beach to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, get outside with Henty Dunes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Strahan holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 16th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Crater Lake Circuit.

Plan my trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can 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 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.