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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur and Port Arthur Historic Site. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

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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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Port Arthur reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) 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.
Head to Nolan Art Gallery & School and Hammer and Hand Metal Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Lady Franklin Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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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 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip 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 12th (Sun), 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, Sarah Island Historic Site, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty 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 delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour 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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at Turners Beach Berry Patch, identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport tour itinerary planning 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. In January in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus 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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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.
Get some historical perspective at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate. Get some cultural insight at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, walk around City Park, hunt for treasures at Evandale Market, and view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Delamere Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the activities along Coles Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): 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 examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

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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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, 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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