32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
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Hobart

— 7 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.
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Mount Wellington and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Okines Beach in Dodges Ferry, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, and stop by North Hobart.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online itinerary maker.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Coast Wilderness Railway as well as Gordon River Cruises. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with West Coast Wilderness Railway, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Gordon River Cruises and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan day trip website.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Devonport.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Devonport

— 5 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Visit Boat Harbour Beach and Coles Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tasmania’s Town of Murals and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre (in Wynyard), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania, get a dose of the wild on Murray's Day Out Tasmania, examine the collection at Don River Railway, and get answers to all your questions at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Devonport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Launceston

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Entally House and Duck Reach Power Station. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). The adventure continues: catch all the local highlights with Prestige Tours Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, stroll around City Park, and get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

St Helens

— 2 nights
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.
Bay of Fires has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Priory Ridge and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Pyengana (St Columba Waterfall & St Columba Falls Reserve). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy and view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Spiky Bridge, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coles Bay attractions planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur tour website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA and then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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.