18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Fly to Devonport Airport, Drive to Ulverstone
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Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Ulverstone

— 1 night
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone online trip maker.

Brisbane to Ulverstone is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for slightly colder days in Ulverstone, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Nature · Parks

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Platypus House. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wineglass Bay, stroll through Friendly Beaches, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Ghost Tours. On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 list of things to see and do now includes Helicopter Tours, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, 7D Cinema, and other attractions. On the 4th (Sat), watch a film at 7D Cinema, indulge in some culinary diversions at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Tassie Tours Tasmania, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday maker site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Stanley Seal Cruises has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Stanley Seal Cruises, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stanley online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Stanley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 3 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and then take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, then Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then stop by The Emporium, and finally take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sheffield driving holiday planner.

Drive from Stanley to Sheffield in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
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 West Coast Wilderness Railway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.