31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  32​h
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Devonport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Porto

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mona and Battery Point. Let the collections at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Rocky Cape National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Hobart tour planner .

Porto, Portugal to Hobart is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Porto to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in June; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Waterfall Bay. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Denison Canal in Dunalley--about 42 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur tour planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Denison Canal
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Visiting The Nut State Reserve and Hellyer Gorge will get you outdoors. Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard), Arthur River (Edge of the World & The Tarkine Drive) and Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale). There's lots more to do: stop by Providore 24, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley day trip website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Stanley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Arthur in July, plan for little chillier nights in Stanley, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arthur River, Boat Harbour Beach, Lobster Ponds, Hellyer Gorge, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

4
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Head to Turners Beach Berry Patch and The Emporiumfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Cradle Mountain (in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, admire all the interesting features of Anzac Park, learn about winemaking at Prickly Mo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Devonport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Ulverstone, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Mole Creek Caves
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

6
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Head to Goaty Hill Wines and Tasmanian Glassblowersfor some retail therapy. Design Centre Tasmania and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Longford (Woolmers Estate & National Rose Garden). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Windermere Woodcrafts, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and shop like a local with The Old Umbrella Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, don't miss a visit to The Neck, then look for gifts at Bruny Island Providore, then stop by Bruny Island Chocolate Company, and finally view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fluted Cape Trail and then relax in the rural setting at Bruny Island Berry Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Bruny Island Berry Farm ©
Bruny Island Berry Farm
Bruny Island Chocolate Company ©
Bruny Island Chocolate Company
The Neck ©
The Neck

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