28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Beauty Point, Notley Fern Gorge, Batman Bridge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Arthur River (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Edge of the World). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stanley day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arthur River, The Arty Duck, Boat Harbour Beach, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and then stroll through Kelly Basin.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Strahan route planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kelly Basin, Frenchmans Cap
Highlights from your plan
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary planner.

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

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

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Denison Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay holiday builder app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 19th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, enjoy some diversion at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orford travel planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. February in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Buckland
Highlights from your plan
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman National Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip site.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Taranna
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Moonah Arts Centre, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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