22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point) and Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, examine the collection at Franklin House, and learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · 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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Take a break from Eaglehawk Neck with a short trip to Cape Raoul in Port Arthur, about 40 minutes away.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 16th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Strahan planner.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and then take a memorable tour with Wynyard Penguin Tours. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley route planner.

Getting from Strahan to Stanley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Stanley, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to 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.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.