29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Launceston
— 5 nights
Bus + 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our 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 November, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip app.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Taranna, Waterfall Bay, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to St Marys (Seaview Farm, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, &more), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. December in St Helens sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with a short trip to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

Plan trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and then hike along Kelly Basin.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strahan tour planning tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then stop by Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve and then admire all the interesting features of Boat Harbour Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts (in Ulverstone). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves.

Planning Launceston trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Gunns Plains Caves, Southern Wild Distillery, Woolmers Estate, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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