21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
bus:  1​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
St Helens
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Southport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Smithton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Devonport
— 3 nights
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.
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Entally House and The Low Head Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Estate (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online road trip planner .

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Wines for Joanie, Holm Oak Vineyards, The Low Head Lighthouse
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse

1
night
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Bridport Walking Track. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area, brush up on your military savvy at Scottsdale RSL Military Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Little Rivers Brewing Co.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bridport trip website .

Getting from Launceston to Bridport by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Bridport

Wildlife Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Scottsdale RSL Military Museum ©
Scottsdale RSL Military Museum

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read St Helens online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Bridport to St Helens takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toColes Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shipstern Bluff and Australian Convict Sites. Get a sense of the local culture at The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. Fill the 3rd (Fri) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shene Tasmania and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of North Hobart, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and steep yourself in history at Runnymede House.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Southport.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania, Channel Museum, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House

1
night
Southport

Southport
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Southport online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Southport in 1.5 hours. In January in Southport, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 9th (Thu), stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip maker .

Traveling by car from Southport to Strahan takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Shopping Museums
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

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 (Sat) so you can travel to Smithton.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, "Wee Georgie Wood", Westmorland Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
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"Wee Georgie Wood"

1
night
Smithton

Smithton ©
Smithton is a town on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Smithton driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Smithton takes 4.5 hours. January in Smithton sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Devonport.

Things to do in Smithton

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Stanley
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The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout
Trethewies Lookout ©
Trethewies Lookout

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nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Head to Tamar Valley Art Shack and Under The Oak, handmade gallery and giftsfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum and George Town Watch House. Change things up with a short trip to Preston Falls in Ulverstone (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Devonport tour builder .

Drive from Smithton to Devonport in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulverstone, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, George Town Watch House, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House

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