20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Bridport
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Strathgordon
— 2 nights
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Geeveston
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Dock and Government House. Sullivans Cove and North Hobart are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and stroll around Franklin Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

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. In December, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Port Arthur

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 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums
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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. To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Richmond, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.
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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 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip builder.

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bridport.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Bridport

— 1 night
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes and then hike along Bridport Walking Track.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bridport road trip planning app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Bridport in 3 hours. In December in Bridport, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally catch a ride on Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bridport to Launceston takes an hour. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Transportation

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stanley.

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

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Stanley Visitor Information Centre, stroll through The Nut State Reserve, and then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

Plan trip to Stanley with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan) and West Coast Wilderness Railway (in Queenstown). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Strathgordon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strathgordon trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Strahan to Strathgordon in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Geeveston.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Geeveston

— 1 night
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Geeveston Visitor Centre, admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and then stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk.

Plan a trip to Geeveston easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Strathgordon to Geeveston by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Geeveston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 18th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pagan Cider. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart planner.

You can drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.