22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Orford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online tour itinerary maker.

Sydney to Launceston 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. In April, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Orford

Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 29th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, have fun at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then experience rural life at Twamley Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orford trip builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park & Wild Ocean Tasmania). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, and trek along Three Capes Track.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 7th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 10th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strahan day trip website.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

3
nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · 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.