21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Devonport
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Lime Bay State Reserve, stroll through Waterfall Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On your second day here, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, then make a trip to The Separate Prison, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Port Arthur at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
The Separate Prison ©
The Separate Prison

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Let the collections at Salamanca Arts Centre and Henry Jones Design Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge) and Enchanted Woods (in Castle Forbes Bay). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, don't miss a visit to Farm Gate Market, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

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

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kettering, Seven Mile Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery, Enchanted Woods, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Spion Kop Lookout, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sarah Island Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan vacation builder .

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Sarah Island Historic Site
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Sarah Island Historic Site ©
Sarah Island Historic Site
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wall in the Wilderness, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then view the masterpieces at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport route app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. April in Devonport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Albert Gallery, Alum Cliffs, Preston Falls
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Albert Gallery ©
Albert Gallery

5
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.
Let the collections at Yarns Artwork in Silk and Launceston Tramway Museum capture your imagination. Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Brickendon Estate (in Longford) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Take a bus from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Deloraine, Rowella, Loira Vines, John Temple Gallery
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Spiky Bridge and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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