34 days in Tasmania Itinerary

34 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Fly to Devonport Airport, Drive to Sheffield
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Sheffield

— 2 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Tasmania’s Town of Murals will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain, &more).

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sheffield online vacation planner.

Sydney to Sheffield is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In March, Sheffield is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Nut State Reserve and Wynyard Penguin Tours. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Wynyard (Gutteridge Gardens & Boat Harbour Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

Find out how to plan Stanley trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Stanley takes 2 hours. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan journey builder.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hobart

— 8 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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Port Arthur Historic Site and Fortescue Bay. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Three Capes Track, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur holiday planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Bicheno Blowhole make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 22nd (Thu) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay vacation planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Launceston

— 7 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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). And it doesn't end there: walk around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.