19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Perth

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, thendo a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Raspins Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orford online itinerary planner.

Perth to Orford is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Orford. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get slightly colder in Orford: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Buckland
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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 out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, stroll through Denison Beach, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Coles Bay Jetty, Melshell Oyster Shack, Denison Beach, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston sightseeing planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Tasmania
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stroll through Ocean Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, thensee the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planning website.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Queenstown, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

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.
Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Port Arthur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Shene Distillery, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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