21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Fly to Hobart, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Sydney

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Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Australian Convict Sites. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Raoul and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Port Arthur at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Nolan Art Gallery & School and Lady Franklin Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness and then contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker app.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Devonport.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 24th (Wed), stop by Turners Beach Berry Patch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally shop like a local with Albert Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip app.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Launceston

— 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Evandale Sunday Market, stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

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Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.