21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
2
Strahan
— 1 night
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
6
St Helens
— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Cataract Gorge Reserve and City Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, identify plant and animal life at Notley Fern Gorge, and get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Sheffield, Alum Cliffs, Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Food Tours and Salamanca Market. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Cockle Creek (in Southport), Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Cockle Creek, Grote Reber Museum, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

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.
Kids will enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site and Stewarts Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Waterfall Bay). There's much more to do: trek along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and steep yourself in history at Government Farm.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno Blowhole, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

3
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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, and finally contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens road trip site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Fires, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires ©
Bay of Fires

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