28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Southport
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Orford
— 2 nights
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Campbell Town
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Scamander
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stanley trip builder tool.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Stanley reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan road trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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. Get out of town with these interesting Derwent Bridge side-trips: Tarraleah (Tarraleah Falls & Tarraleah Power Station Lookout) and Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, take some stellar pictures from King William Saddle, and take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge trip maker.

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Southport.

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

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Southport

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by The Wall Of Lollies, then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and then explore the galleries of Enchanted Woods.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Southport day trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Southport in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Southport

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 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 to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hobart fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Southport to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 3 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 (Fortescue Bay & Tasman Arch). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur route maker app.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Orford

— 2 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orford trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Campbell Town.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campbell Town

— 1 night
Campbell Town is a town in Tasmania, Australia, on the Midland Highway. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Convict Brick Trail, examine the collection at Tasmanian Wool Centre., then contemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory, and finally stroll around Valentine Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Campbell Town road trip planner.

You can drive from Orford to Campbell Town in 2 hours. In March in Campbell Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Campbell Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Campbell Town to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Scamander.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Scamander

— 1 night
Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River between St Helens and St Marys on the north-east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire all the interesting features of St Helens Point Conservation Area.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Scamander day trip tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to Scamander in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Scamander are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Scamander

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Scamander to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Tasmania travel guide

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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.