21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marion's Lookout Walk and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stroll through Ocean Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan vacation planning app.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.
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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.
Head to Salamanca Market and Art Mobfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). On the 11th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, stroll through Kingston Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Government Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole & Denison Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planning tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.
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St Helens — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, and then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Get a sense of the local culture at Tasmania’s Town of Murals and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and play a few rounds at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route app.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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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