23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Bell & Gong, indulge your senses at Prestige Tours Tasmania, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

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

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and then hike along Kelly Basin. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strahan online road trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stanley driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Great Western Mountains.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.