50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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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
— 6 nights
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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
— 12 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, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take a peaceful walk through Great Western Mountains, and explore and take pictures at Heritage Highway.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Mount Jukes, &more) and Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Frenchmans Cap). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Strahan road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach) and Edge of the World (in Arthur River). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Devonport

— 6 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Penguin Observation Centre, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Devonport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Devonport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Swinging Gate Vineyard) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). The adventure continues: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Bicheno Blowhole, &more), Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Waterfall Bay). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 12 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 Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Richmond (Zoodoo Zoo & Pressing Matters) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). On the 2nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.