12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
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Penguin
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Burnie
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Queenstown
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Derwent Bridge
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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Franklin
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Hobart
— 1 night
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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
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Richmond
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Cambridge
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Dunalley
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Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Orford
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Swansea
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Bicheno
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St Helens
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Binalong Bay
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Pyengana
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Derby
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Branxholm
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Rowella
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Devonport
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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Plan a trip to Devonport easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Devonport. In September in Devonport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. You'll set off for Penguin on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Penguin

Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hiscutt Park as well as Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point and then walk around Hiscutt Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Penguin online day trip planner.

Penguin is just a stone's throw from Devonport. When traveling from Devonport in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Penguin, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Burnie.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks · Historic Sites

Burnie

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 19th (Sun), stop by The Angel's Share.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Penguin in September: highs in Burnie hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Shopping

Side Trip

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Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nut State Reserve.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Burnie to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Stanley, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

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

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crater Lake Circuit. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hogarth Falls, West Coast Wilderness Railway and Gordon River Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Gordon River Cruises, then tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan online vacation maker.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Queenstown visit planning site.

Getting from Strahan to Queenstown by car takes about an hour. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Derwent Bridge

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. For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge online trip builder.

Drive from Queenstown to Derwent Bridge in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Mount Field National Park on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
You've now added Russell Falls to your itinerary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mount Field National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Mount Field National Park takes 2 hours. In September in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Franklin

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Franklin trip planner.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Franklin in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Hobart on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Franklin

Shopping · Tours · Classes · Wineries

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brooke Street Pier, Constitution Dock and Salamanca Market.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning website.

You can drive from Franklin to Hobart in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruny Island

— 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along Fluted Cape Trail, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and then stroll through The Neck.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bruny Island fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. September in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can 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. You will leave for Richmond on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Richmond

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. To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Richmond tour itinerary planner.

Richmond is just a stone's throw from Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Cambridge on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Cambridge

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip builder tool.

Cambridge is just a short distance from Richmond. In September, daytime highs in Cambridge are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Dunalley on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Dunalley

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dunalley online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cambridge to Dunalley in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Dunalley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Eaglehawk Neck

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck travel planning site.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a short distance from Dunalley. September in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Three Capes Track, then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul.

Plan a trip to Port Arthur easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Port Arthur is just a stone's throw from Eaglehawk Neck. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Orford

Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, then do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

Plan my day in Orford using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Swansea

On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Before you visit Swansea, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Orford to Swansea in an hour. In September in Swansea, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip maker site.

Getting from Swansea to Coles Bay by car takes about an hour. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Bicheno

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Bicheno Penguin Tours.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bicheno trip builder.

Bicheno is just a short distance from Coles Bay. In September in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read St Helens day trip planning site.

Drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In September in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife

Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Binalong Bay trip planner.

Binalong Bay is very close to St Helens. September in Binalong Bay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Pyengana.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife

Pyengana

On the 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyengana trip planner.

You can drive from Binalong Bay to Pyengana in an hour. In September in Pyengana, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Pyengana

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Derby

Derby ) is a small Australian town located in the northeast of Tasmania.The area had been surveyed in 1855, but was not settled until 1874, when George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Derby day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyengana to Derby takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Derby are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll set off for Branxholm on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Derby

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Branxholm

You can plan Branxholm trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Branxholm is just a short distance from Derby. September in Branxholm sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. You'll set off for Launceston on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Branxholm

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Launceston

— 1 night

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 The Tamar Valley as well as Hollybank Wilderness Adventures. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the sights in a new way with Hollybank Wilderness Adventures and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

Plan my day in Launceston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Branxholm to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rowella.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Rowella

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Lavender House The Perfumery, get a taste of the local shopping with Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then do a tasting at Grey Sands Vineyard.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rowella sightseeing website.

Getting from Launceston to Rowella by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Rowella can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Rowella

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Devonport

— 1 day
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Devonport trip builder app.

Getting from Rowella to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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