19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 18th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Devonport attractions planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Devonport. In December, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Makers Workshop, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Ghost Rock Tasmania
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Allendale Gardens, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

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You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Stanley, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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, Allendale Gardens
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along The Overland Track.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey website .

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 by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Queenstown.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and then appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown holiday planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Henty Dunes, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, and then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strahan travel route planning app .

Drive from Queenstown to Strahan in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zeehan
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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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 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey builder .

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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 1st (Tue): take in the views from Spiky Bridge, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 3rd (Thu): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Halls Falls, 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
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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night
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.
On the 4th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston online travel route planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

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