21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur vacation builder website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

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
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip builder tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
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).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ulverstone day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, do a tasting at Loira Vines, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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