25 days in Tasmania Itinerary

25 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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25 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  6​h 30​min
3
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Huonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
13
Coles Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Ross
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Hobart

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shot Tower and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Shot Tower
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.
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Dog Line ©
Dog Line

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Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, then stop by Bruny Island Providore, and then make a trip to The Neck.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Port Arthur to Bruny Island takes 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Wineries, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Rosny Point Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sub-Antarctic Plant House.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House

2
nights
Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Fri), stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tarn Shelf and then delve into the lush surroundings at Styx Valley.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Huonville tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hobart to Huonville by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Huonville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Huonville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Styx Valley, Pagan Cider, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, Tarn Shelf
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate ©
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
Pagan Cider ©
Pagan Cider

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nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, then don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally get great views at Iron Blow Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Henty Dunes and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Huonville to Strahan in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Iron Blow Lookout, Spray Tunnel
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, stop by The Angel's Share, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stanley online day trip planner .

Drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Stanley sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

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night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Penguin Foreshore. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then make a trip to Giant Penguin.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Devonport tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Stanley to Devonport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Devonport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Penguin, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Makers Workshop
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Overland Track.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Holm Oak Vineyards and Moores Hill Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, make a trip to The Town Clock, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston route planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, The Low Head Lighthouse, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse

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night
St Helens

St Helens ©
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Helens travel website .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in St Helens are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

#Shopping
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The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 18th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, learn about winemaking at Freycinet Vineyards, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally get great views at Whalers Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bicheno trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Coles Bay is just a stone's throw from Bicheno. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ross.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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hours
Ross

Ross ©
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ross holiday planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Ross in 1.5 hours. In October in Ross, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Richmond.
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The Red Bridge ©
The Red Bridge

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Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nonesuch Distillery, savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co., then stop by Sweets and Treats, and finally look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ross to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Richmond

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Nonesuch Distillery, Shene Tasmania
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Every Man and His Dog Vineyard ©
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard
The Wicked Cheese Co. ©
The Wicked Cheese Co.
Nonesuch Distillery ©
Nonesuch Distillery

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