28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour itinerary planner

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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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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 23rd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart tour itinerary planning tool.

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in November, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bangor Vineyard Shed in Dunalley (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, and stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld, Bicheno Blowhole, &more). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail and then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Derwent Bridge takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Marion's Lookout Walk, &more) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Strahan takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around City Park, and relax in the rural setting at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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.