21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tarraleah
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Coles Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Devonport online trip builder .

Sydney to Devonport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Devonport reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Beauty Point, The Emporium, Gunns Plains Caves, Mole Creek Caves
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary maker site .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Liffey Falls, Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oysters in Swansea--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 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 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 11th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Orford online travel route planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. March in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally hike along Three Capes Track.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Dog Line, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

6
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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Cooks Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then trek along Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tarraleah trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Tarraleah takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail, The Wall in the Wilderness
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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