45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
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Kettering
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Port Arthur
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
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Bicheno
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 2 nights
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Penguin
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Strathgordon
— 1 night
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Geeveston
— 4 nights
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Hobart
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Hobart — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design (IXL Tasmanian Art Gallery), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, explore the galleries of Wild Island Tasmania, and then get a dose of the wild on Nature. Be in it..

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hobart. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kettering.
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Kettering — 1 night

Kettering is a coastal town on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel (37 km south of Hobart) opposite Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Snug Falls, get engrossed in the history at Channel Museum, then look for gifts at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, and finally identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kettering online trip builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Kettering in an hour. September in Kettering sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Three Capes Track, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel tool.

Traveling by car from Kettering to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, and finally admire the striking features of Oak Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, and finally admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond travel planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route planning website.

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bicheno.
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Bicheno — 3 nights

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waubs Bay Gallery and Freycinet Vineyards. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bicheno day trip app.

Bicheno is just a stone's throw from Coles Bay. September in Bicheno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 2 nights

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, then experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Mathinna Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then look for gifts at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Helens travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bicheno to St Helens by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On your second day here, stop by Bridestowe Lavender Estate, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 2 nights

Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cliffs, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Yarns Artwork in Silk, and finally explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sheffield tour builder app.

Getting from Launceston to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sheffield are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devonport.
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Devonport — 2 nights

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then examine the collection at Don River Railway, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally get your bearings at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and finally surround yourself with nature on Murray's Day Out Tasmania.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Devonport online trip maker.

Devonport is very close to Sheffield. In September, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penguin.
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Penguin — 1 night

Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Penguin driving holiday planner.

Penguin is very close to Devonport. While traveling from Devonport, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Penguin, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get great views at Trethewies Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Providore 24, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Penguin to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Penguin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strahan.
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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 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kelly Basin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Strathgordon.
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Strathgordon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Serpentine Dam, see human ingenuity at work at Gordon Dam, and then hike along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail.

To find photos and tourist information, read Strathgordon online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Strathgordon takes 5 hours. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geeveston.
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Geeveston — 4 nights

A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Visiting Hartz Mountains National Park and South Cape Bay will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Duckhole Lake (in Strathblane), Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk, look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies, take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls, and view the masterpieces at Enchanted Woods.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geeveston visit planner.

You can drive from Strathgordon to Geeveston in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 15 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Salamanca Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Field National Park (Tall Trees Walk & Russell Falls), Derwent Estate (in Granton) and New Norfolk (Pulpit Rock Lookout, Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, &more). Enjoy Hobart some more: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary planner.

Drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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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