12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to Swansea
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Swansea
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive
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George Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Bridport
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Fly

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Swansea

— 1 night
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at East Coast Heritage Museum, then experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, then take in the views from Spiky Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Swansea road trip tool.

Sydney to Swansea is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Swansea to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Dog Line, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally hike along Three Capes Track.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder website.

Drive from Swansea to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Lodge, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour builder site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Sheffield

— 1 night
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, then experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, then find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and finally stop by Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sheffield trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Sheffield by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Sheffield

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and finally sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Devonport itinerary planning site.

Devonport is very close to Sheffield. In March, daytime highs in Devonport are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Beaconsfield

— 1 night
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Wines for Joanie, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beaconsfield trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Beaconsfield in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Beaconsfield are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

George Town

— 1 night
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Mt George Lookout, see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, then get interesting insight from Low Head Penguin Tours, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the George Town road trip site.

George Town is very close to Beaconsfield. In March in George Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bridport.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Bridport

— 1 night
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Sat), tee off at Barnbougle Dunes, then stop by Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and then surround yourself with nature on Pepper Bush Adventures - Day Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bridport trip planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Bridport takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Launceston

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll around City Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bridport to Launceston takes an hour. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

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.