20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
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Buckland
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Orford
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Bicheno
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Bridport
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Devonport
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Burnie
— 1 night
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Rocky Cape
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Arthur River
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Queenstown
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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Hobart
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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.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll set off for Buckland on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Buckland

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Tasmanian Bushland Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buckland online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Buckland in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Buckland can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Buckland

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Orford

— 1 night
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orford day trip planner.

Orford is just a stone's throw from Buckland. In February, daytime highs in Orford are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and explore the activities along Sleepy Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno

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. On the 28th (Mon), get great views at Whalers Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Make your Bicheno itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bicheno is just a stone's throw from Coles Bay. February in Bicheno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bridport.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridport

— 1 night
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bridport trip itinerary website.

Getting from St Helens to Bridport by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bridport are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Launceston

— 3 nights

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 list of things to see and do now includes Tamar Valley Wine Tours, Saint John Craft Beer Bar, Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and other attractions. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, then whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saint John Craft Beer Bar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions site.

Getting from Bridport to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Nightlife

Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums

Side Trip

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fern Glade Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Burnie trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Burnie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Rocky Cape on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife

Rocky Cape

On the 6th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rocky Cape fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Rocky Cape takes an hour. March in Rocky Cape sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Rocky Cape

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Nut State Reserve as well as Highfield Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stanley journey builder app.

Stanley is very close to Rocky Cape. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Arthur River

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boat Tours & Water Sports, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and Edge of the World. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Edge of the World and then stroll through Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arthur River trip site.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arthur River takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marion's Lookout Walk, Crater Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain. On the 10th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then hike along Crater Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arthur River to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Queenstown.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout and then get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown attractions planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park as well as Ocean Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Strahan takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
Your list of things to see and do now includes Junee Caves, Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Trees Walk, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. In March in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart visit planning site.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Tasmania travel guide

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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.