7 best Tasmania itineraries to explore on your own!

7 tested Tasmania itineraries

What Tasmania itineraries are made for you? Hiking, or chilling on the beach? A weekend or a long road trip? We’ve got you covered with these 7 Tasmania itineraries. All of these routes are Tasmania self-drive itineraries – no tourist tours! Based on my travel mate’s and my own travels.

2 Tasmania itineraries in Hobart & Tasman Peninsula

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The perfect getaway for a weekend - 1 to 3 days

Hobart and Tasman peninsula make a perfect travel destination for a long weekend. They are close to each other, quickly accessible from Australia’s mainland and easy to travel.

For who? These Tasmania itineraries are made for solo travellers, families, and photographers. They are chill self-drive itineraries, to do hiking or relaxing.

Tasmania itinerary Hobart

Tasman Peninsula - 3 days Self drive itinerary

Save the mini travel guide with landmarks on Hobart + Tasman Peninsula

Chill on the East Coast : Tasmania itineraries 7 – 10 days

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The quickie: Tasmania east coast in 7 days

A road trip on the East Coast is by far the most common self drive itinerary in Tassie. Since the East is the touristic part of Tasmania. It’s well accessible by car, accommodation is quite easy to find and there are things to do for everyone.

And for who? Our Tasmania itineraries on the East Coast are thought for backpackers and travellers, families, and photographers.

7 days self drive Tasmania itinerary

  • Day 1 to 3 – Coles Bay, Freycinet (overnight at Coles Bay or Swansea)
  • Day 4 to 5 – Bicheno, Chain of lagoons, Binalong Bay, Bay of Fires (overnight Bay of fires, Binalong, camping)
  • Day 6 to 7 – Mt William (overnight at Mussel Roe or Launceston), Launceston

The extended one: Tasmania itinerary 10 days

10 days self drive Tasmania itinerary

  • Day 1 to 2 – Maria island
  • Day 3 to 5 – Coles Bay, Freycinet (overnight at Coles Bay)
  • Day 6 to 7 – Bicheno, Douglas Apsley national park (overnight at caravan park / hotel)
  • Day 8 – Chain of lagoons, St Mary, Bay of Fires
  • Day 9 to 10 – Mt William, Flinder island (overnight at Musselroe), Launceston

Download the complete PDF – with my own itinerary + tips I used myself

So, what to do on Tasmania’s East Coast? Chlling on the beach in summer, hiking , patting wallabies, or exploring cute towns like Launceston or St Mary.

  • Eat & drink: Launceston, backpackers’ town
  • Walks, relax and chill on the beach: Freycinet
  • Have fun at unique spots: penguins and blow hole at Bicheno
  • Hikes: Mt Amos, Hazards Beach, Wineglass Bay, Mt William
  • Photography: practice nature photography

Tasmania itineraries on the East & Centre: 15 days

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Explore more of Tassie in a 15 days self drive itinerary

This Tasmania road trip is a good mix of chilling time and adventure! After the beaches and touristic spots of Tasmania East Coast, it’s time to give some time to Tasmania’s wilderness. Cradle mountain’s region is very different from the East. Wild landscapes, colder climate also: it’s an authentic picture of Tasmania nature. The following Tasmania itinerary is the road trip I made with my travel mates.

A road trip for who? Travellers, hikers and photographers will enjoy these Tasmania itineraries. They combine East and Cradle mountain’s region (center of Tasmania).

15 days Tasmania road trip

  • Day 1 – Hobart
  • Day 2 to 3 – Tasman Peninsula (Remarkable cave, Fortescue Bay (overnight), Devils kitchen and the Arch, Eaglehawk neck)
  • Day 4 to 5 – Coles Bay and Freycinet (overnight at Swansea)
  • Day 6 to 7 – Bicheno, Binalong, Bay of Fires, Launceston
  • Day 8 to 9 – Cradle mountain (Overnight: camping at the exit of Cradle mountain park)
  • Day 10 – Mole Creek Cave, lake St Clair and Burbury Lake
  • Day 11 – Russel falls, Tarreleah Falls, Cygnet (overnight)
  • Day 12 to 15 – Bruny island, back to Hobart

Wild Tasmania itineraries in the West: 7 or 21 days

Wombat Maria island

Tasmania west coast has little to do with the East. And that’s exactly why you should start a self drive itinerary on Tasmania West coast. If you like empty places, untouched nature and the real road trip experience, these two Tasmania itineraries are for you. Made by Shefka, who travelled the West Coast with his van!

For who? For travellers, hikers and photographers. A Tasmania self drive road trip in the West isn’t as straightforward as on the East coast. There is less accommodation and the weather can be very unpredictable. When hiking, be careful and always follow advices.

The West in 7 days: Tasmania self drive route

7 days Tasmania itinerary West coast

  • Day 1 – Launceston (Cataract Gorge, lavender fields)
  • Day 2 – Artur river (overnight at Marrawah, campground)
  • Day 3 – Western Wilderness road, Zeehan falls, Strahan
  • Day 4 – Macquarie Heads, Queenstown (overnight)
  • Day 5 – Lake St Clair, Tarraleah lagoon (overnight)
  • Day 6 – StrathGordon / Red Knool, Russel falls, New Norfolk
  • Day 7 – Cygnet, back to Hobart

Full loop for Tassie’s lovers: Tasmania itinerary 21 days

21 days Tasmania itinerary

  • Day 1 to 3 – Start at Hobart, visit Tasman Peninsula
  • Day 4 to 5 – Coles Bay and Freycinet (overnight at Swansea)
  • Day 6 to 7 – Bicheno, Binalong, Bay of Fires
  • Day 8 to 10 – Mt William, Flinder island, Launceston (overnight)
  • Day 11 to 12 – Cradle mountain (Overnight: camping at the exit of Cradle mountain park)
  • Day 13 – Zeehan, Strahan
  • Day 14 – Macquarie heads
  • Day 15 to 16 – Queenstown, lake St Clair, Tarraleah lagoon (overnight)
  • Day 17 – Red Knool, Russel falls, New Norfolk
  • Day 18 to 21 – Bruny island, back to Hobart