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. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart 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. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.
Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

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: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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, stroll through 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 travel to Ulverstone.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
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: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains).

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.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

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: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour planner.

Getting from Ulverstone to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.