21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Raoul and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Get in touch with nature at Lime Bay State Reserve and Waterfall Bay. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Saltwater River and see Coal Mines Historic Site, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur sightseeing tool .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Port Arthur to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Waterfall Bay, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
For shopping fun, head to Seven Mile Beach or Tahune Forest AirWalk. Get some historical perspective at Long Beach and Lady Franklin Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip tool .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Sarah Island Historic Site
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Sarah Island Historic Site ©
Sarah Island Historic Site
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devonport.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, The Wall in the Wilderness
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): join in the after-dark buzz at Turners Beach Berry Patch, identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Working Art Space and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then stroll through Coles Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Devonport travel route planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September in Devonport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Wings Wildlife Park, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

5
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 some historical perspective at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Entally House and Goaty Hill Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Evandale Market, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online visit planner .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Evandale Market, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the activities along Coles Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay route planning tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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