21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
5
Devonport
— 1 night
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights

2
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker tool.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Port Arthur hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Lime Bay State Reserve ©
Lime Bay State Reserve
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Runnymede House. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Enchanted Woods (in Castle Forbes Bay) and Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, shop like a local with Salamanca Arts Centre, and pick up some local products at Farm Gate Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kettering, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Kingston Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery, 40th Anniversary of the Tasman Bridge Disaster
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

2
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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sarah Island Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strahan travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip website.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Albert Gallery, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Devonport attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Preston Falls, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Albert Gallery, Alum Cliffs
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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.
Yarns Artwork in Silk and John Temple Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios, learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, and browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston travel website.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Deloraine, Longford, Rowella, John Temple Gallery, Delamere Vineyards
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Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Spiky Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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