21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday maker
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Ulverstone
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart — 5 nights

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner.

Albury to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 4 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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook) and Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole & Waubs Bay Gallery). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack.

Discover how to plan a Coles Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Ulverstone — 3 nights

Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulverstone: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3 hours. September in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 nights

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: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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