21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route maker

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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Hobart

— 4 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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Lady Franklin Gallery. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), stop by Teros, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Coles Beach and Montezuma Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Reliquaire (in Latrobe) and Westbury (John Temple Gallery & Pearn's Steam World). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Estate, look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, and take a peaceful walk through Great Western Mountains.

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Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Lake St. Clair and Dove Lake Circuit will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge) and Donaghys Lookout (in Franklin). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanley

— 4 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Table Cape Lighthouse and Highfield Historic Site. Shop till you drop at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery and Providore 24. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Guide Falls Reserve (in Burnie), Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Fossil Bluff (in Wynyard). There's more to do: make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk and stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stanley travel route planning app.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
Visiting St Columba Waterfall and Coles Bay will get you outdoors. Head to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Freycinet Marine Farmfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: The Shop in the Bush (in St Helens), Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration) and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Stanley to Coles Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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.