48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 5 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 5 nights
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Stanley
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Estate (in Longford), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania, and shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

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 Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook), Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Fortescue Bay, &more) and Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Three Capes Track, take a tour by water with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

Before you visit Port Arthur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Shene Distillery (in Pontville), Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 12th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake St. Clair (in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park), Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Derwent Bridge (King William Saddle & The Wall in the Wilderness).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Queenstown (Spion Kop Lookout, Horsetail Falls, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strahan online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Devonport

— 5 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 (Crater Lake Circuit, Dove Lake Circuit, &more), Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, stop by The Hidden Fox, take in the exciting artwork at Pioneer Gallery, and kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Devonport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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 (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Gutteridge Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Stanley day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.