21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday maker

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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Ulverstone
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planner.

Albury to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Port Arthur

— 4 nights
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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, trek along Three Capes Track, and stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour app.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Coles Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole & Waubs Bay Gallery) and Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack.

Discover how to plan a Coles Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Ulverstone

— 3 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulverstone: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3 hours. September in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Launceston

— 4 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, do a tasting at Loira Vines, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.