22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Constitution Dock, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at Narryna Heritage Museum and Channel Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Kingston Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: wander the streets of North Hobart.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Channel Museum
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum
North Hobart ©
North Hobart

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), trek along Three Capes Track, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bay, then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and finally contemplate the long history of Model Prison.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Honeymoon Bay and Friendly Beaches. Visiting Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross) and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and shop like a local with Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Honeymoon Bay, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
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Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve, George Town Visitor Information Centre, City Park, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Low Head Lighthouse. You'll explore and learn at Bass & Flinders Centre and Launceston Tramway Museum. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, George Town, Platypus House, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Moores Hill Estate
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

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

Getting from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, then take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout.

Start your trip to Queenstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Ocean Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Strahan day trip planning app .

Getting from Queenstown to Strahan by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Constitution Dock, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Mount Wellington, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, take a stroll through North Hobart, then admire the striking features of Constitution Dock, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart travel planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Opossum Bay Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House
Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum

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