21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Devonport

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.
You'll explore and learn at Franklin House and Launceston Tramway Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Design Centre Tasmania and Honey Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Rowella, Loira Vines, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

5
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.
Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Kings Fine Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Vale Wines and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route builder site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Waubs Bay Gallery, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Honeymoon Bay
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
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 the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Refuge and Shene Tasmania. Appreciate the collections at Narryna Heritage Museum and Tasmanian Transport Museum. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through South Hobart, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online road trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Hartz Mountains National Park, Bellerive Village, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Lime Bay State Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Model Prison. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner .

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 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Model Prison
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

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