20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus as well as Salamanca Market. On the 31st (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade and then go sightseeing with kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shene Tasmania, Kingston Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Wicked Cheese Co. ©
The Wicked Cheese Co.
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then trek along Waterfall Bay, then explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and finally stroll through Stewarts Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Waterfall Bay
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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.
On the 5th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tasmanian Wool Centre., then look for gifts at Classwood, and then contemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ross, Freycinet
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Ross Female Factory ©
Ross Female Factory

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve, City Park, National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lilydale Falls and Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery and Deloraine Creative Studios. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to The Low Head Lighthouse in Low Head, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Franklin House and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Launceston holiday planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Low Head Lighthouse, Deloraine Creative Studios
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The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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.
Get outdoors at Coles Beach and Preston Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Burnie Regional Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and King George V Park Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kaydale Lodge Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, and examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Burnie Regional Museum, Alum Cliffs
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 16th (Sun), trek along Westmorland Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

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

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridal Veil Falls, Westmorland Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
West Coast Wilderness Railway has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway and then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Strahan online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Zeehan Rock Shop
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West Coast Wilderness Railway ©
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Zeehan Rock Shop ©
Zeehan Rock Shop

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and then go deep underground at Spion Kop Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Strahan to Queenstown by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Iron Blow Lookout, Frenchmans Cap
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

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