35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania sightseeing planner

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Devonport
— 4 nights
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Burnie
— 1 night
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Smithton
— 2 nights
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Arthur River
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
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Tarraleah
— 3 nights
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Strathgordon
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Southport
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Bus to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Ferry to Bruny, Taxi to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Swansea
— 2 nights
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Scamander
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Devonport

— 4 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, browse the collection at Devonport Library, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Devonport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, and then let little ones run wild at Burnie Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Burnie trip builder.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Burnie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Burnie sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Smithton.

Things to do in Burnie

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Smithton

— 2 nights
Smithton is a town on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout and then make a trip to The Arty Duck. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Big Tree, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Smithton journey tool.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Smithton takes 1.5 hours. In April in Smithton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arthur River.

Things to do in Smithton

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Arthur River

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire all the interesting features of The Tarkine Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arthur River day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Smithton to Arthur River takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
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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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arthur River to Strahan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Queenstown

— 2 nights
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls and then take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Spion Kop Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown journey planner.

Getting from Strahan to Queenstown by car takes about an hour. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tarraleah

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Tarraleah side-trips: Bothwell (Australasian Golf Museum, Nant Distillery, &more), Mount Field National Park (Horseshoe Falls, Russell Falls, &more) and Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness, King William Saddle, &more).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Tarraleah takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathgordon

— 2 nights
On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Gordon River, then admire the engineering at Serpentine Dam, then admire the engineering at Gordon Dam, and finally trek along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Strathgordon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Strathgordon takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hobart

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

Getting from Strathgordon to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Southport.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Southport

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southport: Geeveston (Tahune Forest AirWalk, The Wall Of Lollies, &more), South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park) and Enchanted Woods (in Castle Forbes Bay).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Southport trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Southport takes 1.5 hours. April in Southport sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Southport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. On your second day here, hike along Three Capes Track.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation planner.

You can drive from Southport to Port Arthur in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): experience rural life at Bruny Island Berry Farm, then admire all the interesting features of The Neck, and then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Port Arthur to Bruny Island takes 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then steep yourself in history at Spiky Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Swansea trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Swansea takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Scamander.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Scamander

— 2 nights
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. On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Scamander travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Scamander takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Scamander

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Launceston

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and walk around City Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston online holiday planner.

You can drive from Scamander to Launceston in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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.