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, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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

Albury to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-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 · 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.
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, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see reviews, photos, maps, 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 · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, approximately Dolphin Sands away. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to 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: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more).

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 3.5 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 · 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: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, walk around City Park, 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 travel 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
Wildlife Areas · 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.