35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 6 nights
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Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planning app.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stanley day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel website.

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online road trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 1st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, learn insider's secrets on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 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 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Waterfall Bay, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Coles Bay

— 5 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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and Priory Ridge (in St Helens). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip builder app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

Launceston

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, walk around City Park, and see what you can catch with Trout Territory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston online travel planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 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.