35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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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
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Devonport: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam, and learn about winemaking at 3 Willows Vineyard.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport vacation site.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Devonport at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip site.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Stanley are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

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, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more) and Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary maker tool.

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 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 25th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip website.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Waterfall Bay, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Arthur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys), Priory Ridge (in St Helens) and St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

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 Launceston's surroundings by going to Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and stroll around City Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

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.