18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night

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Hobart — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, then don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally gain interesting insight with Hobart Free Walking Tours. On the next day, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wellington Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hobart. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.
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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 3rd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Tasman Arch, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur vacation maker tool.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.
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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.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens travel route planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Tamar Valley Art Shack, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around City Park, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

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

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Stanley vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Stanley sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cradle Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

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You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strahan online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 1 night

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Strahan to Mount Field National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will leave for Hobart on the 16th (Wed).
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Hobart — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, gain interesting insight with Hobart Free Walking Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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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