21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Burnie
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 1 day
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Hobart

— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Evolo Room Escape, Wild Ocean Tasmania, Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and other attractions. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Shene Distillery in Pontville, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart travel route tool.

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canberra in December: highs in Hobart hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then hike along Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

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

Drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 4 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 The Wall in the Wilderness as well as West Coast Wilderness Railway. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Waldheim Alpine Spa has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, then take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Waldheim Alpine Spa.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by The Angel's Share, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stanley vacation tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mini Golf Devonport, Stanley Seaquarium, Southern Wild Distillery, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Tue), get behind the scenes at Spreyton Cider Co, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge, then get answers to all your questions at Stanley Visitor Information Centre, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Burnie online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Stanley to Burnie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Burnie sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Launceston

— 3 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 list of things to see and do now includes Westbury Maze & Cafe, Tassie Tiger Mini Golf, Lake Trevallyn, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around City Park.

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

You can drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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.
On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at St Helens Point Conservation Area, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 list of things to see and do now includes Pyengana Dairy, Cooks Beach, Sleepy Bay, and other attractions. On the 9th (Sun), experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, see the top attractions with The Long Lunch Tour Co, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm, then stroll through Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coles Bay trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Hobart

— 1 day

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hobart Synagogue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.