42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: 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. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart holiday maker.

Exeter, UK to Hobart is an approximately 30.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Hobart is 10 hours. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Mount Field National Park — 4 nights

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

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Field National Park route builder.

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, get a new perspective on things with Wild Ocean Tasmania, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

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 Kate's Berry Farm (in Swansea) and Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and stroll through Friendly Beaches.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 4 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, take a leisurely stroll along Enchanted Walk, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and stroll through Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Mount Jukes, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan route planner.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Stanley — 5 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Wynyard (Table Cape Tulip Farm, Fossil Bluff, &more), Mawbanna (Dip Falls & Dip River Forest Reserve) and Burnie (Makers Workshop, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Trowutta Arch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley day trip app.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Launceston — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip site.

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

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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