22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary site .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Alum Cliffs, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 8th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Food Tours

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, museums, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan), Strahan (Henty Dunes, Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, & more) and Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge). On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan Rock Shop, Frenchmans Cap
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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