14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, then visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and finally learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Devonport trip planning website .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Makers Workshop, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder site .

Drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip site .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): do a tasting at Priory Ridge, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip builder .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. November in St Helens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get outside with Tasman Arch, then trek along Three Capes Track, and finally make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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