20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bicheno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 8 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Old Umbrella Shop, sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, and finally make a trip to The Town Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, then do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Launceston. July in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Hobart.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Hobart

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation maker app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Three Capes Track, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Bicheno

— 3 nights
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bicheno: Coles Bay (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Wineglass Bay Lookout, &more). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bicheno trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Bicheno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Launceston

— 8 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Mt George Lookout (in George Town). Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Explore Launceston further: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bicheno to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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.