8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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St Marys
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Burnie
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 1 night

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planning site.

Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Hobart.

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

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Coles Bay

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

St Marys

— 1 night
St Marys is a small township nestled at the junction of the Tasman Highway and the Esk Highway on the East Coast of Tasmania, Australia just 10 kilometres (six miles) from the coast.It had a population of 522 as of the 2006 census, although in the early 2000s it was one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and then play a few rounds at Scamander River Golf Course.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St Marys trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Marys by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in St Marys are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Marys

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Launceston

— 1 night

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 16th (Tue): walk around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from St Marys to Launceston in 2 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Burnie

— 2 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Penguin Foreshore.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Burnie trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Burnie takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and then walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Burnie to Devonport by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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.

Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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