21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stanley sightseeing planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, Stanley is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Stanley Heritage Walk
Stanley Heritage Walk

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Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit & Cradle Mountain), Makers Workshop (in Burnie) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, and look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport online vacation planner.

Getting from Stanley to Devonport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Devonport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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Launceston

Launceston ©

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: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Dolphin Sands (Kings Fine Art Gallery & Melshell Oyster Shack). The adventure continues: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb

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Port Arthur

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.
When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately Eaglehawk Neck away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online travel route builder.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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Hobart

Hobart ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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