33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Oatlands
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Binalong Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Rowella
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Rowella
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip app.

Sydney to Hobart 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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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 (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally head outdoors with Tasman Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then stroll through Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour planning site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): engage your brain at Pooseum, then stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Freshfield Grove. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oatlands.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatlands

— 3 nights
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oatlands: Campbell Town (The Red Bridge & Convict Brick Trail) and Ross Female Factory (in Ross). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Four Corners of Ross, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton, snap pictures at Ross Bridge, and look for gifts at Casaveen Knitwear Australia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oatlands driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Oatlands in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Oatlands

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld, Bicheno Blowhole, &more) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Oatlands to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Helens

— 2 nights
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 2nd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St Helens online journey planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Binalong Bay

— 2 nights
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Binalong Bay travel itinerary planner.

Binalong Bay is just a short distance from St Helens. In January, daily temperatures in Binalong Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Parks · Spas · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Cataract Gorge Reserve and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). There's still lots to do: stroll around City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, stroll through Tamar Island Wetlands, and admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Drive from Binalong Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To plan Strahan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, and head outdoors with Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can 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 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, then explore the activities along Lake Trevallyn, and finally explore the activities along Tamar River. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, shop like a local with Bridestowe Lavender Estate, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Launceston journey planner.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rowella.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rowella

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Swinging Gate Vineyard, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, revel in the low prices at Lavender House The Perfumery, then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Grey Sands Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): do a tasting at Marion's Vineyard, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, and finally take in the views from Batman Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rowella day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Rowella takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Rowella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Rowella

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures, then meet the residents at Tasmania Zoo, and then experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania.

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Drive from Rowella to Launceston in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rowella.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Rowella

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Lavender House The Perfumery, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Loira Vines, and finally snap pictures at Batman Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Grey Sands Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Winter Brook Vineyard, then do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rowella trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Rowella takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rowella

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Spas

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.