22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Launceston

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Tasmania Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll around City Park, and get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Mount Jukes (in Queenstown). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, get great views at Whalers Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Coles Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 4 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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Fossil Bay Lookout, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of The Penitentiary, contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hobart

— 6 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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.