22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Cygnet
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Parrawe and see Hellyer Gorge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Richmond

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Three Thumbs Lookout (in Orford) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). The adventure continues: stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, get curious at Grote Reber Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

Planning Richmond trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Strahan to Richmond by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Cygnet

— 3 nights
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Refuge, experience rural life at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, sample the tasty concoctions at Pagan Cider, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cygnet day trip tool.

You can drive from Richmond to Cygnet in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Cygnet

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 4 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.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Wild Ocean Tasmania in Eaglehawk Neck, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of The Penitentiary, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and contemplate the long history of The Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cygnet to Port Arthur by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get a taste of the local shopping with Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: stroll around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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.