31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
King Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Launceston
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Shop till you drop at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Dairy. Get some historical perspective at Cape Wickham Links and Currie Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our King Island sightseeing planning app .

Melbourne to King Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

7
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.
Visit Cockle Creek and Seven Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascade Brewery and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Venture out of the city with trips to Derwent Estate (in Granton), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and stroll through Raspins Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Hobart. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Campania, Berriedale, Orford, Kingston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lime Bay State Reserve and Stewarts Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Paupers Depot. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's much more to do: stroll through Three Capes Track, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip app .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melshell Oyster Shack and Waubs Bay Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online travel planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Waubs Bay Gallery
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.
Head to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Suncoast Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Priory Ridge and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Take a break from St Helens with a short trip to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails in Derby, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and tee off at Scamander River Golf Course.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read St Helens trip planning site .

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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Scamander River Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

7
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 explore and learn at Design Centre Tasmania and Tamar Valley Art Shack. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Sidmouth (Moores Hill Estate, Wines for Joanie, & more), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and indulge your taste buds at Entally House.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston holiday maker website .

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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