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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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 30th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder site.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck online route builder.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Launceston

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then don't miss a visit to King William Saddle, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Derwent Bridge trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strahan tour builder.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Marion's Lookout Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.