27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Hobart
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Bicheno
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Devonport
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Penguin
— 3 nights
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Burnie
— 6 nights
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Wynyard
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 1 night
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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.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary maker site.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Tessellated Pavement has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck day trip app.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a stone's throw from Port Arthur. In December, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Bicheno.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Bicheno

— 2 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bicheno day trip planning tool.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Bicheno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Bring the kids along to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Seahorse World. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls and get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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 29th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Devonport vacation website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Devonport are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Penguin.

Things to do in Devonport

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Penguin

— 3 nights
Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You've now added Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Wings Wildlife Park and Preston Falls. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Penguin Foreshore, make a trip to Giant Penguin, stroll around Hiscutt Park, and look for gifts at The Penguin Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Penguin tour itinerary planner.

Penguin is very close to Devonport. When traveling from Devonport in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Penguin, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Burnie

— 6 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You've added House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Gunns Plains Caves, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Penguin Observation Centre and Guide Falls Reserve will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and Antique Emporium. Step out of Burnie with an excursion to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot in Promised Land--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

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

Burnie is just a short distance from Penguin. While traveling from Penguin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Burnie, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Wynyard.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard

— 3 nights
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Escape the urban bustle at Dip River Forest Reserve and Philosopher Falls. Bring the kids along to Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre and Lemon Tree Providore. Step out of Wynyard with an excursion to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff, take in nature's colorful creations at Gutteridge Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rocky Cape National Park, and explore the activities along Lobster Ponds.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wynyard trip maker tool.

Wynyard is very close to Burnie. In January, daytime highs in Wynyard are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then look for gifts at Providore 24, then explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stanley planner.

You can drive from Wynyard to Stanley in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hobart.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart online vacation planner.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

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.