17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary builder
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, and then make a trip to Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Devonport. In November, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Bicheno Blowhole, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay route builder tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley) and Tasman Arch (in Eaglehawk Neck). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Hobart — 5 nights

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 26th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.
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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 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Lilla Track.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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