19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  28​h
1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip builder website .

Detroit, USA to Port Arthur is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Port Arthur is 15 hours. Traveling from Detroit in February, expect Port Arthur to be much hotter, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: walk around City Park, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Woolmers Estate, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail, pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, and then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. On the 19th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Constitution Dock, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker site .

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Hobart in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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