43 days in Preston & Tasmania Itinerary

43 days in Preston & Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Preston
— 7 nights
2
King Island
— 3 nights
3
Wynyard
— 2 nights
4
Launceston
— 7 nights
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
6
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
7
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
8
Hobart
— 8 nights

7
nights
Preston

Preston ©
Take a break from the city and head to Maroondah Adventure Golf Park and Mount Lofty. Do your shopping at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery and Bulleen Art and Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Scienceworks (in Spotswood), Lake Nagambie (in Nagambie) and Greenvale (Horseback Riding Tours & Woodlands Historic Park).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Preston tour itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Preston is an approximately half hour car ride. June in Preston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to King Island.

Things to do in Preston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Footscray, Greenvale, Keilor, Blackburn, Bulleen
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Macedon ©
Mount Macedon
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Cultural Centre. King Island Historical Museum and Shag Lagoon Bird Hide will appeal to museum buffs.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read King Island trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Preston to King Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wynyard.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

2
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. On the next day, look for gifts at The Hidden Fox, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, thenHead underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and finally do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wynyard trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Wynyard. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Burnie, Stanley
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

7
nights
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.
Wine Tours & Tastings and 3 Willows Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Design Centre Tasmania and Yarns Artwork in Silk. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston route planning tool.

Drive from Wynyard to Launceston in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Deloraine, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, 3 Willows Vineyard
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

4
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.
Head to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Suncoast Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Scamander River Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Seaview Farm), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Priory Ridge, explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, and admire all the interesting features of St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens online vacation maker.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

St Marys, Scamander, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coles Bay Jetty and Friendly Beaches. Popular historic sites such as Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge are in your itinerary. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary website.

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

6
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.
Visit Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Blow Hole, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: trek along Three Capes Track, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach, and steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

8
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.
Head to Salamanca Market and Wild Island Tasmaniafor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Cockle Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online route planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Opossum Bay Beach, South Cape Bay, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 7:
Highlights from your plan
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

Similar Plans

45 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 52 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 48 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: February, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: February, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans