22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 9th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart route planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Fossil Bay Lookout about 30 minutes away.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online travel planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Melshell Oysters, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Frenchmans Cap in Derwent Bridge--about 1h 10 min away. On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at The Overland Track. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Frenchmans Cap
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Boat Harbour Beach, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through Heritage Forest, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

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You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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