29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Seven Mile Beach
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ulverstone
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Russell Falls and The Neck. Step off the beaten path and head to North Hobart and Sullivans Cove. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, and make a trip to Constitution Dock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday maker app.

Sydney to Hobart 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. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Orani Vineyard & Fruit Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seven Mile Beach online travel planner.

Seven Mile Beach is just a stone's throw from Hobart. July in Seven Mile Beach sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Port Arthur

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Get in touch with nature at Three Capes Track and Devil's Kitchen. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tasman Arch about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

Find out how to plan Port Arthur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Seven Mile Beach to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Wineglass Bay. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at Eureka Farm, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Helens driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Clair and Crater Lake Circuit. Visiting Barn Bluff and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waratah (Kenworthys Stamper Mill & Whyte Hills Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Larmairremener tabelti and contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.

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

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 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Strahan planning site.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat Harbour Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley vacation builder.

Getting from Strahan to Stanley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ulverstone

— 3 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wings Wildlife Park and Leven Canyon. Get outdoors at Mole Creek Caves and Marakoopa Cave. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard, and make a trip to Giant Penguin.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ulverstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamar Island Wetlands and Liffey Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Lilydale Falls and Platypus House. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and see the interesting displays at Franklin House.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. August in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · 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.