23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Devonport
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
End: Devonport

1
night
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Devonport travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Devonport. December in Devonport sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Nature

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nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, trek along Kelly Basin, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown journey tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Tasmania, Iron Blow Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planning site.

Getting from Queenstown to Hobart by car takes about 4 hours. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Australian Antarctic Division Headquarters, Moonah Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Melshell Oyster Shack, take in the views from Ross Bridge, kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Swansea online attractions planner.

Drive from Hobart to Swansea in 2 hours. In December in Swansea, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross, Melshell Oyster Shack, Ross Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

6
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planning site.

You can drive from Swansea to Launceston in 2 hours. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Pyengana Dairy, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally examine the collection at Don River Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then stroll around The Tasmanian Arboretum, then make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport route planner.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Highlights from your plan
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

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