22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Sydney

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tessellated Pavement and Lime Bay State Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Port Arthur reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Highlights from your plan
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

5
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.
St. David's Cathedral and Sullivans Cove are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tahune Forest AirWalk and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge) and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration (in Adventure Bay). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, take a stroll through South Hobart, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hobart tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kettering, Bruny Island, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

3
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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery & St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers), Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Marys, Cranbrook, Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery, Spiky Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

1
night
Strahan

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 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach and then get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yarns Artwork in Silk and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Wines for Joanie), Mt George Lookout (in George Town) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Franklin House, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Estate, and examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Strahan to Launceston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Deloraine, Longford, Rowella, Sidmouth, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
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 28th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, then examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then view the masterpieces at Albert Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Coles Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then examine the collection at Burnie Regional Museum, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Devonport online route maker .

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Albert Gallery, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Preston Falls, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Albert Gallery ©
Albert Gallery
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then explore the world behind art at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sat).

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

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©

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