22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Stanley
— 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart driving holiday planner.

Miami, USA to Hobart is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Miami to Hobart. Traveling from Miami in February, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur holiday app.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Sat) at Maria Island National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other 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 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Strahan travel route planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary app.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Stanley.

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

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stanley road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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.