28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Fly:  10​h
1
King Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Devonport

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
King Island is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, see the interesting displays at King Island Historical Museum, make a trip to Currie Lighthouse, and see the sky in a new way at Shag Lagoon Bird Hide.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the King Island tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to King Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley travel route tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Stanley. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and finally make a trip to Giant Penguin. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, and then examine the collection at Don River Railway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Devonport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Ulverstone, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Gunns Plains Caves, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mole Creek Caves, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sheffield travel planner.

Sheffield is just a stone's throw from Devonport. In February in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip website .

Drive from Sheffield to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Ralphs Falls, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Little Blue Lake, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, then experience rural life at Eureka Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Pyengana, Ralphs Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery). There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel planner .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Tasman Arch in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Arthur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then explore the activities along Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Maydena Bike Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nant Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Mount Field National Park in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, Maydena Bike Park, Nant Distillery
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

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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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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