31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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St Helens
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and City Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Sheffield (Pioneer Gallery & Tasmania’s Town of Murals), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and stop by Design Inn.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip maker app.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:

St Helens

— 3 nights
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Pyengana (St Columba Waterfall & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St Helens route planning website.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Coles Bay

— 4 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

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.
Bring the kids along to Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Fortescue Bay, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and contemplate the long history of The Commandants House.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:

Hobart

— 6 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.
Attractions like Food Tours and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Derwent Bridge road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Strahan takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, then stop by Providore 24, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley day trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Stanley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, get interesting insight from Cradle Mountain Canyons, and cruise along Heritage Highway.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.