22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Picton River (in Huonville), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning app .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Picton River, Kingston Beach, The Neck, Nonesuch Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 13:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur route planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
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 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston holiday planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Gordon Dam, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nant Distillery, and then admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Mount Field National Park in 3 hours. In January in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, Gordon Dam, Nant Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

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