22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Narryna Heritage Museum and Channel Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at North Hobart and Runnymede House. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Kettering to see Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Bellerive Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Shopping

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.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, then contemplate the long history of The Guard Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Model Prison.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online visit planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Spring Vale Wines and Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melshell Oyster Shack and Honeymoon Bay. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Spiky Bridge about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and explore the activities along Sleepy Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or Design Centre Tasmania. Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Sidmouth (Swinging Gate Vineyard, Wines for Joanie, &more), Brickendon Estate (in Longford) and Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum, and do a tasting at Sharmans Wines.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planning site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Devonport

— 2 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 17th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Australian Wild Harvest, surround yourself with nature on Murray's Day Out Tasmania, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society, take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery, then get answers to all your questions at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 19th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with Cradle Country Adventures and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Strahan on the 21st (Thu).

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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sarah Island Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

Discover how to plan a Strahan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tasmania's History House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then savor a delicious cup with Hobart Walking Tours, and finally go all around town with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard and then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

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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.