17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Salamanca Arts Centre and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Let the collections at Narryna Heritage Museum and Lady Franklin Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Shene Tasmania (in Pontville), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and step aboard May Queen.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart visit app .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Nonesuch Distillery, Shene Distillery, Seven Mile Beach, Raptor Refuge
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Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
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 explore and learn at The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lime Bay State Reserve and Stewarts Bay. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, make a trip to The Separate Prison, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St David’s Anglican Church.

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You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
The Church ©
The Church
The Separate Prison ©
The Separate Prison

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Friendly Beaches and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). There's more to do: do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Waubs Bay Gallery, Spiky Bridge
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan attractions planning website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Beaches Shopping
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bass & Flinders Centre and Holm Oak Vineyards. Museum-lovers will get to explore Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and City Park Radio Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), George Town Watch House (in George Town) and Pearn's Steam World (in Westbury). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Yarns Artwork in Silk, make a trip to The Town Clock, do a tasting at Delamere Vineyards, and stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

George Town, Deloraine, Loira Vines, Delamere Vineyards, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk

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