23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

23 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
— 1 night
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
— 7 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.
Visit Australian Convict Sites and The Separate Prison for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Parsonage and Government Farm. When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
St. David's Cathedral and Cape Bruny Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Kingston Beach. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration in Adventure Bay, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, let little ones run wild at St. David's Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, Moorilla Estate Winery, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary planning tool .

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 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

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 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls and then learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. On the next day, stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Devonport.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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 16th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then get advice or help at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then view the masterpieces at Albert Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, examine the collection at Burnie Regional Museum, then make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Devonport vacation planner.

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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Albert Gallery, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Burnie Regional Museum, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Albert Gallery ©
Albert Gallery
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum
Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame ©
Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame

7
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 explore and learn at Yarns Artwork in Silk and Bass & Flinders Centre. Get some cultural insight at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Launceston Tramway Museum. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, learn about winemaking at Entally House, see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online holiday builder .

Take a bus from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, George Town, Sidmouth, Goaty Hill Wines, Yarns Artwork in Silk
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk

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): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Spiky Bridge and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay online day trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Similar Plans

25 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans