18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 night
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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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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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 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.
To find maps and other tourist information, read Hobart sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan route planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online vacation builder.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stanley.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

St Helens

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 20th (Thu): trek along Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur route builder site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. See some other sides of Hobart: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

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

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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