20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Swansea
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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 inner history buff will appreciate Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Pressing Matters. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Nant Distillery (in Bothwell), South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through North Hobart, sample the fine beverages at Shene Distillery, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and visit Sullivans Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation builder site.

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Every Man and His Dog Vineyard ©
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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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 Port Arthur Historic Site and The Commandants House. Appreciate the collections at The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortescue Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Denison Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Swansea trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Swansea by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Swansea

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and then play a few rounds at Scamander River Golf Course.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens road trip website.

You can drive from Swansea to St Helens in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Aloha Dreaming Massage ©
Aloha Dreaming Massage
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prestige Tours Tasmania and Swinging Gate Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and 3 Willows Vineyard (in Red Hills). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, savor the flavors at Entally House, tee off at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course, and stop by Design Inn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Prestige Tours Tasmania ©
Prestige Tours Tasmania
Swinging Gate Vineyard ©
Swinging Gate Vineyard
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

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