22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
St Helens
— 2 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston online vacation planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Loira Vines, Mt George Lookout, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, take in the exciting artwork at Pioneer Gallery, examine the collection at Don River Railway, and take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield trip planning website .

Getting from Launceston to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Sheffield sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Devonport, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
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.
On the 20th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and finally explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to St Helens takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, Little Blue Lake, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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.
Kids will enjoy Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook, approximately Cranbrook away. The adventure continues: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planning tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
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.
Bring the kids along to Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Waterfall Bay). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, trek along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel route builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and South Cape Bay. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Cockle Creek in Southport--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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