23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
South Bruny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Binalong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Devonport

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Coles Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park, then pause for some photo ops at Spirit of the Sea, and then visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Devonport trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Devonport. October in Devonport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Narawntapu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Providore 24, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat Harbour Beach. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley online tour planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 1st (Sun), trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff.

To plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get outside with Henty Dunes, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Strahan journey planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge
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 (Wed): get great views at King William Saddle and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

Start your trip to Derwent Bridge by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Strahan to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to South Bruny.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail

2
nights
South Bruny

South Bruny ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Bruny Island Chocolate Company and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Bruny sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to South Bruny takes 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in South Bruny

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Bruny Island
Highlights from your plan
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Chocolate Company ©
Bruny Island Chocolate Company

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Myrtle Forest and Long Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, look for gifts at Tassal at Salamanca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning tool .

Drive from South Bruny to Hobart in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Raptor Refuge, Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and finally steep yourself in history at Paupers Depot. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Guard Tower and then steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Highlights from your plan
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
The Guard Tower ©
The Guard Tower

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

Plan my day in Coles Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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nights
Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay ©
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Binalong Bay driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Binalong Bay in 2 hours. In November in Binalong Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Launceston on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Little Blue Lake, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Binalong Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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