28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Leipzig
Fly:  31​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Leipzig

3
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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and walk around City Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

Leipzig, Germany to Launceston is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Leipzig to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leipzig in April: highs in Launceston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Delamere Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to 3 Willows Vineyard (in Meander), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sheffield online trip builder .

Getting from Launceston to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, 3 Willows Vineyard
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Edge of the World (in Arthur River). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, stop by Providore 24, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner .

Drive from Sheffield to Stanley in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach, Edge of the World
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

4
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Stanley in April, Hobart is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Fossil Bay Lookout, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and hike along Three Capes Track.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip maker .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area, and make a trip to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in St Helens sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Little Blue Lake, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Pyengana Dairy, Mount William National Park, Bay of Fires
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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