53 days in Tasmania Itinerary

53 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 14 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 11 nights
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Devonport
— 5 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
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Hobart

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 Hobart's surroundings by going to Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

7
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Port Arthur

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Wild Ocean Tasmania, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Three Capes Track, admire the landmark architecture of The Penitentiary, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planning website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

5
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Aloha Dreaming Massage (in Binalong Bay), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Denison Beach (in Bicheno). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

11
nights
Launceston

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Sidmouth (Batman Bridge, Swinging Gate Vineyard, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planning 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Devonport

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 Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Crater Lake Circuit, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, appreciate the history behind Spirit of the Sea, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, &more) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

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You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Queenstown (Mount Jukes & Nelson Falls). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Mount Field National Park

Venture out of the city with trips to Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & King William Saddle), Gordon Dam (in Strathgordon) and Lake St. Clair (in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Strahan to Mount Field National Park in 4 hours. In September in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

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.