22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orford
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 2 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.
Launceston is known for parks, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, stroll around Prince's Square, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Devonport online visit planner.

Getting from Launceston to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Devonport sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Zeehan (Reece Dam & Zeehan Rock Shop). On the 24th (Tue), hike the day away at The Overland Track. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, stroll through Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Tarraleah

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, trek along Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tarraleah route planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hobart

— 6 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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 1st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tarraleah to Hobart by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally trek along Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orford

— 3 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orford: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea), Coles Bay (Friendly Beaches & Wineglass Bay Lookout) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, and appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. April in Orford sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.