47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Launceston
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Stanley
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

10
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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 some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Sullivans Cove. Do your shopping at Salamanca Arts Centre and Art at The Point Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Bruny Island (Cape Bruny Lighthouse, The Neck, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Bruny Island, Berriedale, Russell Falls, St John the Baptist Chuch
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck

9
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St David’s Anglican Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur journey planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

7
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
Visiting East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea), St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Cranbrook, Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

9
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Deloraine (Yarns Artwork in Silk & Deloraine Creative Studios), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Marakoopa Cave, &more) and Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

Plan a trip to Launceston easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Pyengana, Deloraine, Gunns Plains, Holm Oak Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Clair and Barn Bluff. Explore hidden gems such as Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and stroll through Crater Lake Circuit.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, thenget engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Strahan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

5
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highfield Historic Site and Table Cape Lighthouse Experience. Get in touch with nature at Boat Harbour Beach and The Nut State Reserve. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe), Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre (in Wynyard) and Edge of the World (in Arthur River). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

Planning Stanley trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie, Hellyer Gorge, Edge of the World, The Arty Duck
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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