27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Neck and Bruny Island Premium Wines. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, get a sense of history and politics at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and hike along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruny Island road trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bruny Island is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get much colder in Bruny Island: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
The Neck ©
The Neck
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 Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasman Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at Mona.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Huonville

Huonville
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Pelverata Falls Track and then contemplate the waterfront views at Picton River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Huonville travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Huonville takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Huonville

Nature Parks Trails
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3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Three Capes Track. Change things up with a short trip to Tasman National Park in Eaglehawk Neck (about 36 minutes away).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Huonville to Port Arthur by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bicheno Blowhole and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff. Keep things going the next day: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then trek along The Overland Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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 Joe Lyons Cottage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Wynyard (Gutteridge Gardens & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to The Big Tree.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seahorse World and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, and explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport tour planning tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Devonport sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Ulverstone, Mole Creek, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Holm Oak Vineyards in Rowella (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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