21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour itinerary builder

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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Australian Convict Sites and The Separate Prison. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church and The Commandants House. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, and take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker website.

Hobart to Port Arthur is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Sandy Bay will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Kingston Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Kettering (Raptor Refuge & Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Farm Gate Market, and browse the collection at Channel Museum.

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You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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 28th (Tue): get outside with Henty Dunes, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and then stroll through Ocean Beach. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Spion Kop Lookout and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Strahan online route planner.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Waldheim Alpine Spa. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Marion's Lookout Walk.

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Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

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

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 1st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin, then admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then stroll through Coles Beach, and finally get a dose of the wild on Murray's Day Out Tasmania.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Low Head Penguin Tours and Launceston Tramway Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: George Town (George Town Watch House & Bass & Flinders Maritime Museum) and Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine). There's much more to do: examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, then look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online tour 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Tours

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.