40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Launceston
— 6 nights
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Ulverstone
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and take a tour by water with Trout Territory.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ulverstone

— 2 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Leven River Cruises, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ulverstone trip app.

Drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Step out of Strahan with an excursion to Spion Kop Lookout in Queenstown--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see Strahan ATV Adventures, and get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Strahan takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 5 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, cruise along Heritage Highway, stroll through Crater Lake Circuit, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation builder website.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Mt Paris Dam (in Branxholm), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt William Walkway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 4.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see All4Adventure, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay vacation tool.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 5 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Wild Ocean Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eaglehawk Neck using our trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and New Norfolk (Tassie Bound & Pulpit Rock Lookout). On the 29th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and squeeze the most out of the city with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.