22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Devonport
— 1 night
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Penguin
— 2 nights
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Wynyard
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Arthur River
— 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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Oatlands
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Devonport

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park, learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania, and then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then stroll through Coles Beach, and then take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary maker tool.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In March, Devonport is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Penguin.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Penguin

— 2 nights
Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Hidden Fox, identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Penguin travel route planner.

Penguin is just a short distance from Devonport. When traveling from Devonport in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penguin: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wynyard.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wynyard

— 1 night
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. On the 26th (Fri), cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, then explore the galleries of Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Wynyard vacation planner.

Drive from Penguin to Wynyard in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Wynyard can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Outdoors

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, stop by Providore 24, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Stanley takes an hour. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Arthur River

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a memorable drive along The Tarkine Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Edge of the World.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Arthur River online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arthur River takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

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 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Strahan takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oatlands.

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

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Oatlands

— 1 night
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Callington Mill, take in the exciting artwork at Podium Art, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Kempton Distillery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oatlands trip maker tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Oatlands by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Oatlands

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Richmond

— 1 night
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Pooley Wines, then learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Richmond trip maker app.

Getting from Oatlands to Richmond by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Hobart

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. David's Cathedral and Runnymede House. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum OF Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, stop by South Hobart, and get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart travel itinerary planner.

Hobart is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Tasman National Park, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally get a new perspective on things with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

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Eaglehawk Neck is just a short distance from Port Arthur. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Spiky Bridge, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally get great views at Whalers Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wineglass Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay tour builder tool.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
On the 10th (Sat), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in St Helens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, then admire the striking features of Franklin House, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): do a tasting at Entally House, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, and then learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston vacation builder.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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