22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orford online vacation planner.

Sydney to Orford is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In February, Orford is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Giant Penguin (in Penguin), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, walk around City Park, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Giant Penguin, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Crater Lake Circuit.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and then hike along Kelly Basin.

Plan trip to Strahan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Frenchmans Cap, Kelly Basin
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman National Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and hike along Three Capes Track.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Port Arthur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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