35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 9th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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

Exeter, UK to Hobart is an approximately 30.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Exeter to Hobart, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Tasman Arch (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and stop by Melshell Oyster Shack.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planning website.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Bruny Island — 2 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve, and then make a trip to The Neck. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fluted Cape Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Inala Jurassic Garden, and then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, and take in the waterfront at Enchanted Walk.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hike along Kelly Basin, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Henty Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Stanley — 4 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Burnie (Makers Workshop, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, &more), Wynyard (Table Cape Tulip Farm & Fossil Bluff) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stanley vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Launceston — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

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.
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