23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Devonport
— 1 night
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
3
Hobart
— 6 nights
4
Swansea
— 3 nights
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
6
Devonport
— 3 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.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Devonport travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Devonport. December in Devonport sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Devonport

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

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kelly Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Devonport to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

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

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Hobart takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Australian Antarctic Division Headquarters, Moonah Arts Centre, Snug Bushfire Memorial
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and take in the views from Ross Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Swansea trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Swansea takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross, Ross Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston attractions app.

You can drive from Swansea to Launceston in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Priory Ridge, Liffey Falls, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, thenbrowse for treasures at Antique Emporium, thensee the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally examine the collection at Don River Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, thenstroll around The Tasmanian Arboretum, thenmake a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate

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