29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Burnie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

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 Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and walk around City Park.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Manchester, UK to Launceston is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Launceston, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, St Columba Waterfall, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Mawbanna (Dip River Forest Reserve & The Big Tree), Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World) and Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, and get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip app .

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Arthur River, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

3
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnie: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Burnie online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Leven Canyon
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Gordon Dam (in Strathgordon), Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell) and Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Burnie to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gordon Dam, Ratho Golf Course, Maydena Bike Park, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Kettering and see Raptor Refuge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planner .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Raptor Refuge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

Plan a Port Arthur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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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

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 Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Four Corners of Ross (in Ross). Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Four Corners of Ross
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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