49 days in Tasmania Itinerary

49 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Devonport
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 9 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 4 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 Queenstown (Horsetail Falls, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, &more), Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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 Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Arthur River). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Stanley sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

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.
Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, identify plant and animal life at Murray's Day Out Tasmania, and walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 5 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.
Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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 Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Wild Ocean Tasmania, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, admire the landmark architecture of The Penitentiary, and hike along Three Capes Track.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · 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 Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart visit planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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.