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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Cape Raoul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Port Arthur Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. In October, Port Arthur is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Waterfall Bay
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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.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart vacation planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
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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 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip maker site .

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Sarah Island Historic Site
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery 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 delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Devonport.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wall in the Wilderness, Franklin River Nature Trail
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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.
On the 20th (Sat), experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Working Art Space and Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Devonport tour planning website .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. October in Devonport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sheffield, Wings Wildlife Park, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Entally Estate and Brickendon Estate. Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Delamere Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, browse the eclectic array of goods at Evandale Market, and view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Delamere Vineyards, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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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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