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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Raoul and Coal Mines Historic Site are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur and Port Arthur Historic Site capture your imagination. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur travel app .

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. In January, Port Arthur is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) 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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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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 explore and learn at Lady Franklin Gallery and Nolan Art Gallery & School. Visit Long Beach and Seven Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Seven Mile Beach
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), 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

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 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning website .

You can 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 11th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 11th (Tue): shop like a local with Turners Beach Berry Patch, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport driving holiday planner .

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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Wings Wildlife Park, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
World Of Marbles ©
World Of Marbles

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Head to Goaty Hill Wines and Evandale Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Longford (Brickendon Estate & Brickendon Colonial Farm Village), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Entally House, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Launceston tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Delamere Vineyards, Evandale Market, Goaty Hill Wines
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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.
On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the activities along Coles Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

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