57 days in Tasmania Itinerary

57 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Orford
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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St Helens
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 12 nights
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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 9 nights
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Hobart
— 12 nights
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Orford

— 4 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orford: Copping (Bream Creek Farmers Market & Copping Convict and Colonial Collection), Redbanks (in Nugent) and Buckland (Tasmanian Bushland Garden & St John the Baptist Chuch). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, don't miss a visit to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton, and enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orford trip builder app.

Sydney to Orford is an approximately 23-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Orford to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

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: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online travel planner.

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

St Helens

— 5 nights
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), Blue Tier (in Weldborough) and Pyengana (St Columba Waterfall & St Columba Falls Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, and experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip builder site.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in St Helens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 12 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 Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, walk around City Park, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

Make your Launceston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Stanley

— 4 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Arthur River (Edge of the World & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stanley road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 9 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 National Park, Waterfall Bay, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, hike along Three Capes Track, and explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Port Arthur in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.