23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 Launceston's surroundings by going to Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and George Town (Paterson Monument & Mt George Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston travel planner.

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 April, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) 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 30th (Fri), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then 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 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, then relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, and finally do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison, stroll through Three Capes Track, and get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 10th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take some stellar pictures from Barn Bluff, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.