16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Drive:  45​min
1
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Devonport

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 12th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, and then identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Burnie route planner .

Devonport to Burnie is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Nut State Reserve
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), walk around City Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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You can drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, then take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then head outdoors with Tasman Arch.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tasman Arch
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
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.
On the 21st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
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. On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Richmond driving holiday planner .

Richmond is very close to Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Raspins Beach, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

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