47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Bellerive
— 2 nights
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Cambridge
— 12 nights
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Seven Mile Beach
— 5 nights
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Orford
— 5 nights
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Swansea
— 4 nights
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Dolphin Sands
— 3 nights
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Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then get outside with Blow Hole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, get outside with Tasman Arch, then get outside with Devil's Kitchen, and finally contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Three Capes Track, then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Cove Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur driving holiday website.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Richmond

— 2 nights
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oak Lodge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hobart

— 3 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.
Attractions like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Mount Wellington make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, stroll through Kingston Beach, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary planning website.

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Bellerive.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bellerive

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kangaroo Bluff Battery, then have fun at Far Out Play Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Bellerive Village, and finally kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bellerive day trip planning site.

Bellerive is just a short distance from Hobart. In October, daytime highs in Bellerive are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bellerive

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambridge

— 12 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grote Reber Museum and Coal River Farm.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cambridge trip planner.

Cambridge is just a short distance from Bellerive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach

— 5 nights
Bring the kids along to Seven Mile Beach and Roches Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seven Mile Beach route builder.

Seven Mile Beach is just a stone's throw from Cambridge. In October in Seven Mile Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Orford.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Orford

— 5 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Bring the kids along to Maria Island National Park and Raspins Beach. Explore Orford's surroundings by going to Redbanks (in Nugent) and Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch & Tasmanian Bushland Garden). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Twamley Farm, learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orford travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seven Mile Beach to Orford takes an hour. In October in Orford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swansea

— 4 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Ross Bridge. Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, get engrossed in the history at Bark Mill Museum, and take in the views from Spiky Bridge.

Plan my trip to Swansea with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Orford to Swansea in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll set off for Dolphin Sands on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Swansea

Museums · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands

— 3 nights
Dolphin Sands is known for shopping and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dolphin Sands trip tool.

Dolphin Sands is very close to Swansea. November in Dolphin Sands sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Adventure Bay.

Things to do in Dolphin Sands

Shopping
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Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Adventure Bay is the name of both a township and a geographical feature on the eastern side of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park and then don't miss a visit to The Neck.

Start your trip to Adventure Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Dolphin Sands to Adventure Bay by car takes about 4 hours. In November in Adventure Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adventure Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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.