35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
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Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport journey planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more) and Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 11th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart sightseeing planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Waterfall Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana), Priory Ridge (in St Helens) and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay vacation builder website.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Launceston

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and see what you can catch with Trout Territory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · 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.