58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 12 nights
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Port Arthur
— 10 nights
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Coles Bay
— 7 nights
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Launceston
— 13 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Burnie
— 5 nights
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Stanley
— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Government House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Cockle Creek (in Southport), Bruny Island (Cape Bruny Lighthouse & Bruny Island Quarantine Station) and Bruny Island Premium Wines (in Lunawanna). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild Island Tasmania.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning site.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

10
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and The Commandants House. Get in touch with nature at Maria Island National Park and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Waterfall Bay, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve, contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison, and admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Suncoast Gallery and Melshell Oyster Shack. Visiting Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Denison Beach (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour planning app.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

13
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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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House will get you outdoors. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Pipers Brook (Jansz Winery & Delamere Vineyards), Sidmouth (Wines for Joanie, Loira Vines, &more) and Grey Sands Vineyard (in Glengarry). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, view the masterpieces at Yarns Artwork in Silk, and browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online road trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Visiting Ocean Beach and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Mt Donaldson (in Corinna). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Burnie

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get a sense of the local culture at Tasmania’s Town of Murals and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Dove Lake Circuit and Gunns Plains Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnie: Pioneer Gallery (in Sheffield) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Cradle Mountain, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Hidden Fox and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Burnie trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Burnie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. For shopping fun, head to Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery or The Angel's Share. Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Mawbanna (Dip River Forest Reserve & The Big Tree), Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, &more) and Green Point Beach (in Smithton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Allendale Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stanley route planning app.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · 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.