17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Fuzhou
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Bruny Island
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Strahan
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Fuzhou

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines and then make a trip to The Neck.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruny Island trip planning app .

Fuzhou, China to Bruny Island is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fuzhou to Bruny Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fuzhou in July, with highs in Bruny Island at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

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Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
The Neck ©
The Neck

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mona, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip builder 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. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

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Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Seven Mile Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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Strahan

Strahan
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Strahan tour planning website .

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stanley.

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner .

Drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Stanley sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through City Park, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then do a tasting at Entally Estate.

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Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 15th (Sun), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens road trip app .

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
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 Coles Bay Jetty. Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning app .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of East Coast Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Milton Vineyard, then experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, and finally take in the views from Spiky Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Swansea trip app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Swansea takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

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Milton Vineyard ©
Milton Vineyard
Spiky Bridge ©
Spiky Bridge
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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Orford

Orford
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 20th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orford visit planning app .

Getting from Swansea to Orford by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Orford are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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