18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Burnie
— 1 night

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Coles Beach, then head outdoors with Murray's Day Out Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Devonport trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Devonport. In March, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to 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 9th (Thu), appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston road trip website.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 1 night

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 10th (Fri): stroll through Friendly Beaches and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip planning app.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur journey planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 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.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hobart Synagogue, then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart route planning site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 1 night

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fluted Cape Trail, then identify plant and animal life at The Neck, and then examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. March in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 nights

On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, stop by Federation Artisan Chocolate, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and finally take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Queenstown.
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Queenstown — 1 night

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, steep yourself in history at Queenstown Railway Station, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Queenstown by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Queenstown to Strahan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then trek along Marion's Lookout Walk.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Godfreys Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stanley travel route builder website.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Stanley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Burnie.
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Burnie — 1 night

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Burnie trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C.
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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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