8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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 1st (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online driving holiday planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect nights in Launceston to be colder, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online travel planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Hobart

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally snap pictures at Tasman Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.