21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Devonport
— 1 night
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
4
Swansea
— 3 nights
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
6
Devonport
— 2 nights

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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.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Devonport vacation planner.

Brisbane to Devonport is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier days in Devonport, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap). There's lots more to do: hike along Kelly Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, and go deep underground at Iron Blow Lookout.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown holiday planner.

Getting from Devonport to Queenstown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Tasmania, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Hobart takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swansea: Ross (Four Corners of Ross & Tasmanian Wool Centre.). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm, and take an in-depth tour of East Coast Heritage Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Swansea trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Swansea takes 2 hours. In December in Swansea, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross, Melshell Oyster Shack, Ross Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Swansea to Launceston in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Pyengana Dairy, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, thenexamine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Devonport day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

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