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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. Kids will enjoy Cape Raoul and Waterfall Bay. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip planner.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Port Arthur at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lady Franklin Gallery and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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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 23rd (Wed): stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Strahan itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) 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

3
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary maker site.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Devonport.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 27th (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by World Of Marbles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then stroll through Coles Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 2.5 hours. December in Devonport sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

5
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goaty Hill Wines and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Evandale Sunday Market, walk around City Park, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and revel in the low prices at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip site.

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, get great views at 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, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wineries · Nature · 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.