19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Fuzhou
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Fuzhou


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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point. We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, examine the collection at Mona, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Fuzhou, China to Hobart is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Hobart is cooler than Fuzhou - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

4
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.
Visit Entally Estate and Woolmers Estate for their historical value. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and Bridport Walking Track will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and make a trip to The Town Clock.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bridport Walking Track
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dove Lake Circuit. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then take some stellar pictures from Devils Gullet Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Devonport.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Devils Gullet Lookout
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Turners Beach Berry Patch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Park and then examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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