35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll explore and learn at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to Three Capes Track and Waterfall Bay. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Fossil Bay Lookout).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planner .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Port Arthur at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, and then relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orford trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Orford are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Dove Lake Circuit and The Overland Track. Museum-lovers will get to explore West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Venture out of the city with trips to Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek), Spion Kopf Lookout (in Queenstown) and Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and stop by Zeehan Rock Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, Spion Kop Lookout, Whyte Hills Lookout, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Head to The Angel's Share and Cow 'n' Calf Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Green Point Beach (in Smithton), Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale) and Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Green Point Beach, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), ONTRAK Gallery (in Sheffield) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Greenoaks Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, ONTRAK Gallery, Antique Emporium, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens day trip app .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In March in St Helens, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
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

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Waubs Bay Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oysters, & more). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route planning tool .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip builder .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Rosny Farm, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

Similar Plans

39 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in Tasmania & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT