21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  10​h
1
King Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Currie Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Lighthouse. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, then look for gifts at Isle Inspired, then ride a horse along King Island Trail Rides, and finally take in the exciting artwork at King Island Kelp Craft.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our King Island trip builder app .

Brisbane to King Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Shene Tasmania for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 15th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Hobart. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Venture out of the city with trips to Fossil Bay Lookout (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Fill the 18th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Fossil Bay Lookout, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Relax by the water at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Swansea, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens travel route website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in St Helens are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and The Pilgrim Uniting Church. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village in Longford, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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