36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Ulverstone
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Orford
— 1 night
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart travel planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-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 February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip maker app.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 3 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. Explore Derwent Bridge's surroundings by going to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stanley trip simple and quick.

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Stanley by car takes about 4 hours. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ulverstone

— 2 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, and finally don't miss a visit to Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone itinerary maker app.

Getting from Stanley to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and Head underground at Mole Creek Caves.

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

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay itinerary tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Orford

— 1 night
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): experience rural life at Twamley Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orford route planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.