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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Raoul and Port Arthur Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coal Mines Historic Site and Waterfall Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Port Arthur hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Lady Franklin Gallery and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: stroll through Long Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) 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 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 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 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally browse the exhibits of The Working Art Space and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catcht the 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.
For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or Evandale Market. Get some historical perspective at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. 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). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, walk around City Park, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking 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.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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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