19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 1 night
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Ulverstone
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport journey planning website.

Chinchilla to Devonport is an approximately 28.5-hour car ride. In December in Devonport, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Ulverstone

— 2 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, then get a dose of the wild on Wynyard Penguin Tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Penguin's Heritage Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip planner.

Ulverstone is just a stone's throw from Devonport. In December, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Launceston.

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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then get interesting insight from Tours, then make a trip to The Town Clock, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours, then take a stroll through Design Inn, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Neck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then admire all the interesting features of St. David's Park, then stop by Sullivans Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay.

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

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hazards Beach and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours). The adventure continues: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sleepy Bay.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay journey site.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your St Helens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. December in St Helens sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Devonport.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Devonport

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Mole Creek Caves and Alum Cliffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mersey Bluff Lighthouse and Coles Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Mole Creek (Westmorland Falls, King Solomans Caves, &more) and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine). See some other sides of Devonport: look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, get a dose of the wild on Murray's Day Out Tasmania, and don't miss a visit to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip maker app.

Drive from St Helens to Devonport in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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.