8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park and then indulge your senses at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner.

Adelaide to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 1st (Fri), hike along Three Capes Track and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Port Arthur in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Hobart

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 3rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and learn insider's secrets on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planning tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

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Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.