22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania planner

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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 6 nights
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St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Priory Ridge, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, tee off at Scamander River Golf Course, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

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Devonport to St Helens is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

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You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then do a tasting at Bangor Vineyard Shed, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Hobart

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at The Sensory Tasmania and Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Strahan tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Launceston

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Design Centre Tasmania or Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Bay of Fires Wines (in Pipers River) and Sidmouth (Moores Hill Estate, Swinging Gate Vineyard, &more). And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Prestige Tours Tasmania, do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston vacation tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Tasmania travel guide

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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.