18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moina
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deloraine
— 2 nights
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Beauty Point
— 2 nights
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Glengarry
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., engage your brain at Pooseum, get all the information you need at Cadbury Visitor Centre, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hobart. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.
On the 29th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Three Capes Track, then make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and finally head outdoors with Blow Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Devil's Kitchen, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole and then take in the views from Spiky Bridge. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Moina.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Moina

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moina itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Moina in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Moina are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Moina

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Queenstown

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes and then enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moina to Queenstown takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Deloraine.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Deloraine

— 2 nights
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Llama Farma, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, have some family-friendly fun at Westbury Maze & Cafe, then relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yarns Artwork in Silk. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Melita Honey Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and then stroll through Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Deloraine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Deloraine takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Deloraine

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point

— 2 nights
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get great views at Mt George Lookout and then surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then get some fabulous bargains at Lavender House The Perfumery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beauty Point road trip planner.

You can drive from Deloraine to Beauty Point in an hour. November in Beauty Point sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Glengarry.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Glengarry

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Glengarry Bush Maze.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glengarry road trip tool.

Glengarry is just a short distance from Beauty Point. In November, daily temperatures in Glengarry can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Glengarry

Fun & Games · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Yarns Artwork in Silk, get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then get your game on at Cable Hang Gliding Launceston, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sliders Tube Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around City Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston planning site.

Launceston is just a short distance from Glengarry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.