21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hobart, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Sydney

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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.
Visit Cape Raoul and Coal Mines Historic Site for their historical value. Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur and Port Arthur Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Port Arthur online itinerary maker.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Port Arthur at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate and Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Lady Franklin Gallery and Nolan Art Gallery & School. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 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 8th (Mon): stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip builder app.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery. On your second day here, look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip maker website.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate. Get some cultural insight at Entally House and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Evandale Sunday Market, get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet, stop by Honey Tasmania, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 19th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.