23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 4 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Hobart — 5 nights

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 a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 10th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary planning website.

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Hobart is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 4 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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Bangor Vineyard Shed in Dunalley--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bicheno Blowhole). Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay vacation builder site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at Launceston Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston online route planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wynyard Penguin Tours.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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