52 days in Tasmania Itinerary

52 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Port Arthur
— 10 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Gunns Plains
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 11 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Orford
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney to Hobart 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 March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 13:

Port Arthur

— 10 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: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman National Park, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, and don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 23:

Derwent Bridge

— 2 nights
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Heritage Highway, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Derwent Bridge takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan online attractions planner.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Gunns Plains

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard, and finally stroll through Hellyer Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Wilmot Country Store and then experience rural life at The Truffledore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gunns Plains visit planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Gunns Plains takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Gunns Plains can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Stanley

— 3 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 still lots to do: stroll through The Nut State Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, make a trip to The Arty Duck, and steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gunns Plains to Stanley takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Stanley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Launceston

— 11 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Penguin Observation Centre (in Burnie), Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, make a trip to Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planning site.

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 14:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach), Eureka Farm (in Scamander) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and stroll through Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel route app.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

Orford

— 2 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, then let little ones run wild at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Redbanks, then experience rural life at Twamley Farm, and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Orford travel route planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In April in Orford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

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.