43 days in Tasmania Itinerary

43 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Devonport
— 7 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 9 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Devonport

— 7 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Devonport: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain Canyons, Dove Lake Circuit, &more), Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, and learn about winemaking at 3 Willows Vineyard.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan

— 3 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: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Spion Kop Lookout, &more) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). On the 2nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Wild Ocean Tasmania, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Maingon Lookout, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, and steep yourself in history at The Church.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online journey planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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 Spiky Bridge (in Swansea), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 19th (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Sidmouth (Loira Vines, Wines for Joanie, &more), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Parks · 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.