28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 15th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, make a trip to Constitution Dock, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart online route planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in June, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch) and Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Aloha Dreaming Massage (in Binalong Bay), Priory Ridge (in St Helens) and Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana). There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, stroll through East Coast Natureworld, and stop by Melshell Oyster Shack.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Launceston

— 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine) and Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and get outside with Low Head Penguin Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, then get outside with Henty Dunes, and finally examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site and then kick back and relax at Boat Harbour Beach. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stanley are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.