20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Chinese Heritage Mining Area and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lilydale Falls and The Pinot Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's much more to do: stroll around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Longford, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, St Columba Waterfall, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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City Park ©
City Park
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stanley are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Craigie Knowe Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip maker .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Bicheno Blowhole, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

4
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 Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coal Mines Historic Site and Maria Island National Park. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck--about 30 minutes away.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Hobart and St. David's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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