45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey maker

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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 8 nights
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Stanley

— 4 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Burnie (Guide Falls Reserve, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, &more) and Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner.

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Stanley at 18°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Queenstown (Nelson Falls & Mount Jukes). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Mount Field National Park

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge), Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Field National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Strahan to Mount Field National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Hobart

— 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Richmond (Zoodoo Zoo & Pressing Matters) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 7:

Port Arthur

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley) and Tasman Arch (in Eaglehawk Neck). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, trek along Three Capes Track, and take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Coles Bay

— 6 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 Bicheno (Whalers Lookout, Bicheno Blowhole, &more). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:

Launceston

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse) and Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.