22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Hobart

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fluted Cape Trail, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and ponder the world of politics at Bruny Island Quarantine Station.

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Hobart to Bruny Island is an approximately 2-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Cascade Brewery. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, see the interesting displays at Mona, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Macquarie Island, 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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Cape Raoul. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Tasman National Park in Eaglehawk Neck, about 36 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicheno Blowhole and Freycinet Marine Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tamar Valley and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, fly down the slopes at Ben Lomond Snow Sports, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston online trip maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Wines for Joanie, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore hidden gems such as Cradle Mountain and Platypus House. Venture out of the city with trips to Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle & Dove Lake Circuit) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: get from here to there with Spirit of Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip site .

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Devonport are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as The Nut State Reserve and Dip River Forest Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Wynyard (Gutteridge Gardens & Boat Harbour Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, look for gifts at Providore 24, make a trip to The Big Tree, and view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley tour planner .

Getting from Devonport to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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