57 days in Tasmania Itinerary

57 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 10 nights
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
3
Burnie
— 4 nights
4
Strahan
— 3 nights
5
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
6
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
7
Bruny Island
— 4 nights
8
Hobart
— 19 nights

10
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 out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Moores Hill Estate), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Winter Brook Vineyard (in Exeter). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, walk around City Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tasmania, Beauty Point, Longford, Sidmouth
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Arthur River), Green Point Beach (in Smithton) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley day trip planning site.

Drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Green Point Beach, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

4
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to The Emporium (in Sheffield), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, &more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, make a trip to Giant Penguin, and relax in the rural setting at Guide Falls Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Burnie trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Burnie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Emporium, Giant Penguin, Gunns Plains Caves, Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

3
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Reece Dam (in Zeehan) and Queenstown (Kelly Basin & Nelson Falls). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Queenstown, Reece Dam
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

7
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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch). Spend a day of island exploring on the 31st (Sun) at Maria Island National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, admire the striking features of The Penitentiary, and steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation maker website.

Getting from Strahan to Port Arthur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 4:
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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

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 find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Willow Creek Miniature Goats (in Ellendale). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Spring Vale Wines, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb

4
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of The Neck, look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, trek along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk, and stroll through Cape Queen Elizabeth.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island online road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park

19
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 16th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hobart fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive, Cambridge, Seven Mile Beach, Freshfield Grove
Find places to stay Feb 14 — Mar 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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