32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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— 4 nights
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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: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and 3 Willows Vineyard (in Red Hills). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, walk around City Park, and learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Waterfall) and Priory Ridge (in St Helens). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip builder website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 4 nights
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll around Tasman National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck road trip site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hobart

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Shene Distillery (in Pontville), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Derwent Estate (in Granton). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planning website.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun), appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Strahan

— 3 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: Queenstown (Kelly Basin & Nelson Falls), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Henty Dunes, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strahan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Strahan by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wynyard Penguin Tours, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Parrawe and see Hellyer Gorge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, hike along Larmairremener tabelti, and appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.