8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Launceston
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Bicheno
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then walk around City Park.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Launceston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Discover how to plan a Stanley trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 day
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 5th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online route maker.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Discover how to plan a Strahan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart route builder website.

Getting from Strahan to Hobart by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Government Farm and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Bicheno

— 1 night
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 8th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Bicheno in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley and then don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, and finally do a tasting at Loira Vines.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston attractions planner.

Getting from Bicheno to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.