20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Albany

1
night
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 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website .

Albany to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

Plan a Derwent Bridge trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Stanley to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Brush Rabbit (in Deloraine), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Launceston travel planner .

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Bell & Gong, Brush Rabbit
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Melshell Oysters about 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
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 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 21st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 24th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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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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