35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, learn about winemaking at 3 Willows Vineyard, stop by Twelve Acre Wood, and get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planning app.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

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Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through The Nut State Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley visit planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, and stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel website.

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online road trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Hobart

— 6 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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 1st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and learn insider's secrets on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

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Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Port Arthur

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Waterfall Bay, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Three Capes Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Priory Ridge (in St Helens), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip builder app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Launceston

— 6 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), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, and walk around City Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

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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.