22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 29th (Sun), get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by The Angel's Share, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip website .

Perth to Stanley is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. In December, Stanley is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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.
Design Centre Tasmania and Woolmers Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, stop by Bridestowe Lavender Estate, browse for treasures at Reliquaire, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Latrobe, Deloraine Creative Studios, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
On the 6th (Mon), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

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

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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 in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Attractions like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fortescue Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement will get you outdoors.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 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 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Kids will enjoy Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and RebeccA's Studio Gallery. On the 16th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, view the masterpieces at Wild Island Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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