21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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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.
Australian Convict Sites and The Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to The Separate Prison and Paupers Depot. When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately Eaglehawk Neck away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, admire the striking features of The Guard Tower, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our 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. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Port Arthur to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Model Prison, Waterfall Bay, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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The Separate Prison ©
The Separate Prison
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
The Guard Tower ©
The Guard Tower

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are in your itinerary. Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Lady Franklin Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sarah Island Historic Site, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Sarah Island Historic Site ©
Sarah Island Historic Site
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

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 (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, The Wall in the Wilderness
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): join in the after-dark buzz at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, and finally view the masterpieces at Albert Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport online travel planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Devonport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sheffield, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Wings Wildlife Park, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
World Of Marbles ©
World Of Marbles

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.
Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, browse the eclectic array of goods at Evandale Sunday Market, look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, and get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston route planner.

Take a bus from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Delamere Vineyards, Evandale Sunday Market
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel route planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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