20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart holiday planner .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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 24th (Tue): experience rural life at Twamley Farm, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Orford trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Orford are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Twamley Farm
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip website .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

4
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: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ulverstone online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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