14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur
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Orford
— 1 night
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Swansea
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
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Bicheno
— 1 night
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St Helens
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Pyengana
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Mole Creek
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Queenstown
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Mount Field National Park
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New Norfolk
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart holiday planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Richmond.

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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. You've now added Richmond Gaol to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Richmond road trip tool.

Richmond is very close to Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasman Arch as well as Blow Hole. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, head outdoors with Blow Hole, and then head outdoors with Tasman Arch.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Richmond to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Port Arthur

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Planning Port Arthur trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums
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Orford

— 1 night
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Maria Island National Park has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orford trip planning app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Orford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Swansea

— 1 night
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the views from Spiky Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Swansea travel route app.

You can drive from Orford to Swansea in an hour. In May in Swansea, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Swansea

Historic Sites
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Coles Bay

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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swansea to Coles Bay in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bicheno

— 1 night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bicheno Penguin Tours as well as Bicheno Blowhole. On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole and then surround yourself with nature on Bicheno Penguin Tours.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno trip planner.

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In May, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

St Helens

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay of Fires as well as St Helens Point Conservation Area. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area and then take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to St Helens takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pyengana.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Pyengana

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyengana road trip planning website.

Pyengana is just a short distance from St Helens. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Pyengana

Parks · Nature

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve, Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate and Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning tool.

Drive from Pyengana to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mole Creek

Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks · Nature
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dove Lake Circuit. On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marion's Lookout Walk.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation website.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Queenstown.

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

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
West Coast Wilderness Railway has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown tour planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Queenstown

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Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip planner.

Drive from Queenstown to Derwent Bridge in 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mount Field National Park

Lady Barron Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Russell Falls, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Mount Field National Park in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

New Norfolk

— 1 night
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Norfolk trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to New Norfolk in an hour. In May in New Norfolk, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Peter Rabbit Garden, Salamanca Market, Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder.

Getting from New Norfolk to Hobart by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.