40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  29​h
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tarraleah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Orford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Barcelona

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and Head underground at Mole Creek Caves.

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Barcelona, Spain to Launceston is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania, Beauty Point, Coles Beach, Liffey Falls, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to The Nut State Reserve and Gunns Plains Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Burnie (Makers Workshop & Burnie Park), Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale) and Wynyard (Fossil Bluff, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, look for gifts at Providore 24, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge.

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

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Stanley are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie, Hellyer Gorge, Gunns Plains Caves, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

4
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah
Get in touch with nature at Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle & Lake St. Clair), Derwent Bridge (King William Saddle & The Wall in the Wilderness) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tarraleah trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Stanley to Tarraleah in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Derwent Bridge, Franklin River Nature Trail, Nelson Falls
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and South Cape Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Geeveston side-trips: Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug), Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery (in Woodbridge) and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pelverata Falls Track, look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies, and explore the activities along Lake Esperance.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geeveston online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Geeveston in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Geeveston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, South Cape Bay, Hartz Mountains National Park, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. On the 23rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Hinsby Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:
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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

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 the city life by going to Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch, & more), Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Denison Canal
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Escape the urban bustle at Maria Island National Park and Lake Dulverton. Explore Orford's surroundings by going to Callington Mill (in Oatlands), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Copping (Copping Convict and Colonial Collection & Bream Creek Farmers Market). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

Make your Orford itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. December in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oatlands, Tasmania, Copping, St John the Baptist Chuch
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and East Coast Natureworld. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Bridge, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take a peaceful walk through Blue Tier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Tier
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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