22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ulverstone driving holiday website .

Sydney to Ulverstone is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Ulverstone hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and Halls Falls (in Perth (Tasmania)). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake, view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Halls Falls, Little Blue Lake, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
nights
Port Arthur

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur visit planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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