22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). The adventure continues: walk around City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Launceston holiday site .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coles Bay journey planning website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 9th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and 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 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
nights
Coles Bay

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Friendly Beaches. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). See some other sides of Coles Bay: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Dove Lake Circuit and Lake St. Clair. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and Kenworthys Stamper Mill. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Kenworthys Stamper Mill, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Take a break from the city and head to Hogarth Falls and Nelson Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Spion Kop Lookout. Go for a jaunt from Strahan to Queenstown to see Eric Thomas Galley Museum about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Queenstown, Franklin River Nature Trail, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur road trip planning app .

Drive from Strahan to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Similar Plans

24 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans