17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Penguin
— 1 night
Drive
9
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
10
Wynyard
— 1 night
Drive
11
Strahan
— 1 night
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 2 nights

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel itinerary planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in June, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip builder app.

Richmond is just a short distance from Hobart. June in Richmond sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll through Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Richmond to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and finally awaken your taste buds at Prestige Tours Tasmania. On the next day, stroll around City Park, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport itinerary builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Devonport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Penguin.

Things to do in Devonport

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Penguin

— 1 night
Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Burnie Regional Museum, then stop by The Hidden Fox, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Penguin Foreshore.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Penguin online trip itinerary builder.

Penguin is very close to Devonport. In June, daytime highs in Penguin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by The Angel's Share, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stanley day trip planner.

Drive from Penguin to Stanley in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wynyard.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Wynyard

— 1 night
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wynyard tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Stanley to Wynyard in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Wynyard can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Wynyard

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strahan route planning website.

You can drive from Wynyard to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Tarn Shelf, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park route maker app.

Getting from Strahan to Mount Field National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.

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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