19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
+2
Bus to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Ferry to Bruny, Taxi to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Bus to Perth Fire Station, Midland Hwy, Fly to Brisbane

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market as well as Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online vacation planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. You'll set off for Port Arthur on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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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 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel route builder app.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Nature · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Get Shucked Oyster Bar. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through The Neck and then get a taste of local nightlife at Get Shucked Oyster Bar. On your second day here, stroll through Cape Queen Elizabeth.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruny Island online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Port Arthur to Bruny Island in 5 hours. In December in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nightlife · Trails · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then stroll through Devils @ Cradle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan and then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums · Shopping
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Sheffield

— 2 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around City Park and then experience rural life at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sheffield trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Strahan to Sheffield by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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 5th (Thu), stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sheffield to St Helens by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary site.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.