21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Commandants House and St David’s Anglican Church. Let the collections at The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, steep yourself in history at Model Prison, explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online travel route planner.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Port Arthur hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Shop till you drop at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate and Nolan Art Gallery & School. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). There's still lots to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Devonport.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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 23rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally browse the exhibits of Albert Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planning tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Evandale Sunday Market, look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 30th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then 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.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online tour itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.