21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albury
Fly:  5 h
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Albury

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 bus and ferry. 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

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Fossil Bay Lookout about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Coles Bay Jetty, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
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: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3.5 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 Trails

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and walk around City Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Seahorse World, Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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