20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Orford
— 1 night
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
3
Bruny Island
— 1 night
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
5
Strathgordon
— 1 night
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
7
St Helens
— 2 nights
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
9
Strahan
— 1 night
10
Burnie
— 2 nights
11
Devonport
— 2 nights

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 15th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orford trip planning site.

Adelaide to Orford is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Orford, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Orford is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

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.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Bruny Island Honey, identify plant and animal life at The Neck, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island travel planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Bruny Island by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sensory Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Strathgordon

Strathgordon ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Serpentine Dam, see human ingenuity at work at Gordon Dam, and then trek along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Strathgordon trip planning website.

You can drive from Hobart to Strathgordon in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
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Gordon Dam ©
Gordon Dam
Serpentine Dam ©
Serpentine Dam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Loira Vines, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Strathgordon to Launceston takes 4 hours. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Loira Vines
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Halls Falls, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll around Burnie Park, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Hidden Fox, then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Burnie road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Burnie takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Burnie are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Penguin Observation Centre ©
Penguin Observation Centre
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Devonport road trip planner.

You can drive from Burnie to Devonport in an hour. In April in Devonport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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