22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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5
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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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 26th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). Dedicate the 2nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll around City Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston online journey planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trip

3
nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop.

Discover how to plan a Strahan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

Explore Hobart further: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, stroll around St. David's Park, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route builder site.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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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