22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner

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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and awaken your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Take a break from Eaglehawk Neck with a short trip to Coal Mines Historic Site in Saltwater River, about 30 minutes away.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay holiday website.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Launceston

— 5 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth) and Mt Paris Dam (in Branxholm). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and stroll around City Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston route planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, and then stop by Wilmot Country Store.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gunns Plains tour planner.

Drive from Launceston to Gunns Plains in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gunns Plains can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strahan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gunns Plains to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain Canyons, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.