9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Arthur River
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Burnie
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Ross
— 1 day
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 day
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online vacation planner.

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 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strahan travel planner.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Arthur River

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): cruise along The Tarkine Drive, make a trip to Edge of the World, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arthur River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Arthur River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip maker tool.

Getting from Arthur River to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at The Hidden Fox, stroll through Penguin Observation Centre, then explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, then get your bearings at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wynyard Penguin Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie journey builder.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Launceston attractions planner.

You can drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

St Helens

— 1 night
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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Ross.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife

Ross

— 1 day
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. On the 13th (Sun), stroll around Valentine Park, then examine the collection at Tasmanian Wool Centre., then make a trip to Four Corners of Ross, and finally snap pictures at Ross Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ross day trip planning website.

Drive from St Helens to Ross in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ross are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Ross

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Richmond

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Shene Distillery, stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip maker.

Getting from Ross to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hobart

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Hobart is just a stone's throw from Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.