17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Fuzhou
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Fuzhou

3
days
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Escape the urban bustle at Dove Lake Circuit and Coles Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle & Cradle Mountain). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Devonport tour planner .

Fuzhou, China to Devonport is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fuzhou to Devonport. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Fuzhou in July; daily highs in Devonport reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Leven Canyon, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to The Town Clock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston travel route planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Windermere Woodcrafts
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Relax by the water at Coles Bay Jetty and Friendly Beaches. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

5
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Rocky Cape National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mona, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart tour builder website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Rocky Cape National Park, Seven Mile Beach, Mona, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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