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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Lime Bay State Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder tool.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Port Arthur at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Waterfall Bay
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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Tahune Forest AirWalk and Nolan Art Gallery & School. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart route builder site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Tahune Forest AirWalk, 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), stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sarah Island Historic Site, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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 contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Devonport.

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

Nature Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, thenstop by World Of Marbles, and finally explore the galleries of Albert Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Devonport day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
Shop till you drop at Goaty Hill Wines and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Brickendon Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Evandale Sunday Market, and look for gifts at Honey Tasmania.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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.
On the 15th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the activities along Coles Bay. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, thenlearn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Nature Parks

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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