41 days in Tasmania Itinerary

41 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to Orford
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Orford
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 9 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 9 nights
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Hobart
— 9 nights
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Orford

— 1 night
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orford online attractions planner.

Sydney to Orford is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Orford to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana), Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a Coles Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Launceston

— 9 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 Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Four Corners of Ross (in Ross) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston holiday 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 22nd (Sun), get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve and then take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Mount Jukes (in Queenstown). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Fossil Bay Lookout, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at The Church, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Port Arthur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hobart

— 9 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart road trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.