28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, and sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston travel itinerary planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 5 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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Spiky Beach Conservation Area in Swansea, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan journey planning site.

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Strahan by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then stroll through Wings Wildlife Park, and then look for gifts at Wilmot Country Store.

Discover how to plan a Gunns Plains trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Gunns Plains takes 2.5 hours. In February in Gunns Plains, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve and then take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stanley itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Gunns Plains to Stanley in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gunns Plains in February: highs in Stanley hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Great Western Mountains, and stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.