21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner
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Hobart
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Richmond
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Deloraine
— 1 night
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Devonport
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 day
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Hobart

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.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder site.

Dubbo to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dubbo in March, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Richmond.
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Richmond

Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary maker tool.

Richmond is just a short distance from Hobart. March in Richmond sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, then examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay holiday builder.

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 1 day

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Cataract Gorge Reserve and City Park Radio Museum. Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Bass & Flinders Maritime Museum (in George Town) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Franklin House, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip builder site.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deloraine.
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Deloraine — 1 night

Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): experience rural life at Llama Farma, examine the collection at Pearn's Steam World, view the masterpieces at Yarns Artwork in Silk, then admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Deloraine trip planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Deloraine in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Devonport.
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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 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Albert Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then stop by Wilmot Country Store, and finally take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Deloraine to Devonport in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highfield Historic Site and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Family-friendly places like Boat Harbour Beach and The Nut State Reserve will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Table Cape Lighthouse), Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale) and Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner.

Getting from Devonport to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with Cradle Country Adventures and then get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then hike along Kelly Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, and finally take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 1 day

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 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Port Arthur in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. David's Cathedral and Raptor Refuge. Get in touch with nature at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Kettering and see Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Enjoy Hobart some more: get engrossed in the history at Channel Museum, take a stroll through North Hobart, take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart journey builder app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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