38 days in Tasmania Itinerary

38 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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38 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  25​h
1
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Launceston
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Seattle

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fortescue Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 34 minutes away. Fill the 6th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur driving holiday planner .

Seattle, USA to Port Arthur is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Port Arthur is 18 hours. In November, Port Arthur is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park, about 1h 15 min away. On the 10th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Wineglass Bay, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Get outdoors at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Museum-lovers will appreciate St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe (in Derby), Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy) and Branxholm (Chinese Heritage Mining Area & Mt Paris Dam).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read St Helens vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. November in St Helens sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Derby, St Marys, Branxholm, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and "Wee Georgie Wood". Escape the urban bustle at Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Waratah (Philosopher Falls & Whyte Hills Lookout), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning site .

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Highfield Historic Site and Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to The Nut State Reserve and Fossil Bluff. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, and stop by Providore 24.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley tour itinerary maker 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 November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

9
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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Design Centre Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Devonport (Don River Railway, Coles Beach, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and walk around City Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online visit planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Latrobe, Mole Creek, Longford, Scottsdale RSL Military Museum
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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