21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Hobart at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Pelverata Falls Track
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

4
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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck--about 30 minutes away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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 29th (Tue): do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then experience rural life at Twamley Farm, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford route planning site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Orford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Buckland
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Four Corners of Ross (in Ross) and Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, and stroll through Wineglass Bay.

Before you visit Coles Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Four Corners of Ross, Coles Bay Jetty, Waubs Bay Gallery, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Little Rivers Brewing Co (in Scottsdale). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Bell & Gong, walk around City Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Launceston itinerary builder website .

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. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, Notley Fern Gorge, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Get out of town with these interesting Ulverstone side-trips: Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden (in Burnie), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's more to do: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ulverstone trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In November in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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