21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
5
Devonport
— 1 night
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Lime Bay State Reserve. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul and see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Port Arthur: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Waterfall Bay, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Nolan Art Gallery & School. Venture out of the city with trips to Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, thentake an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Sarah Island Historic Site
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Sarah Island Historic Site ©
Sarah Island Historic Site
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wall in the Wilderness, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, thenlook for gifts at World Of Marbles, and finally view the masterpieces at Albert Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Devonport trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Wings Wildlife Park, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
World Of Marbles ©
World Of Marbles

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and The Tamar Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Evandale Sunday Market, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, steep yourself in history at Entally House, and walk around City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, Evandale Sunday Market, Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, thentake some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the activities along Coles Bay. On your second day here, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, thendo a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online holiday planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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