20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  3​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Derwent Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond visit site .

Sydney to Richmond is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Richmond: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
The Wicked Cheese Co. ©
The Wicked Cheese Co.

3
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.
Salamanca Market has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker .

Hobart is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Plan a trip to Port Arthur easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
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 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then stroll through City Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout. Keep things going the next day: stop by Wilderness Woodworks, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, get outside with Henty Dunes, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zeehan, Nelson Falls, Frenchmans Cap, Iron Blow Lookout
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

3
nights
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To plan Derwent Bridge vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Strahan to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tarraleah, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial and then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Orford takes 3 hours. In January in Orford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bream Creek Farmers Market, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Redbanks ©
Redbanks
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at The Emporium, find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, stop by Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

Plan a trip to Devonport easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Orford to Devonport by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, Makers Workshop, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

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