20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Devonport
— 3 nights
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
5
Orford
— 1 night
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
7
Hobart
— 4 nights

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Step out of the city life by going to Guide Falls Reserve and Wings Wildlife Park. Explore hidden gems such as Lillico Beach Conservation Area and Don River Railway. When in Devonport, make a side trip to see Preston Falls in Ulverstone, approximately Ulverstone away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind Spirit of the Sea, stroll through Coles Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary builder website.

Gold Coast to Devonport is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Devonport reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wings Wildlife Park, Giant Penguin, Preston Falls, Guide Falls Reserve, Bell's Parade
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The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve

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.
Visit Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ben Lomond Ski Resort and Lilydale Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport), Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, make a trip to The Town Clock, and learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines.

Plan my day in Launceston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridport Walking Track, Llama Farma, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, and then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kelly Basin and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Queenstown
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ©
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thensnap pictures at Spiky Bridge, and finally learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, thentrek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Coles Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Spiky Bridge
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Hazards Beach ©
Hazards Beach
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 12th (Sun), get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach, and finally do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orford trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial
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Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Step out of the city life by going to Tessellated Pavement and Waterfall Bay. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison, and identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planning app.

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
St. David's Cathedral and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seven Mile Beach and Runnymede House. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). The adventure continues: stop by North Hobart, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Brooke Street Pier, and ponder the world of politics at General Post Office.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hartz Mountains National Park, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Shene Distillery
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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