40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to Mount Field National Park
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Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 3 nights
Bus
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— 5 nights
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Mount Field National Park

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Field National Park side-trips: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mount Field National Park using our trip planner.

Perth to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Mount Field National Park. Traveling from Perth in September, you will find days in Mount Field National Park are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip tool.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Memorial Garden, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Denison Beach (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and have some family-friendly fun at Freycinet Paintball & Campground.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip site.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 6 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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Sidmouth (Loira Vines, Wines for Joanie, &more), Rowella (Lavender House The Perfumery, Holm Oak Vineyards, &more) and Mt George Lookout (in George Town). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and walk around City Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanley

— 4 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Burnie (Guide Falls Reserve & The Hidden Fox), Mawbanna (The Big Tree & Dip River Forest Reserve) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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: Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), Kelly Basin (in Queenstown) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Strahan trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 5 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, head off the coast to King Island, take a peaceful walk through Great Western Mountains, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.