22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seahorse World and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot. Change things up with a short trip to Platypus House in Beauty Point (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tasmania Zoo, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston itinerary planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: highs in Launceston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

3
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Denison Beach. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Swansea and see Melshell Oysters, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Redbanks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, and then explore and take pictures at Twamley Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orford tour builder site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Orford are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Redbanks, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

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.
Attractions like Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour builder .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Opossum Bay Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond). On the 16th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 18th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart route maker website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Grote Reber Museum, Okines Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

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