8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 1 day
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around City Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary website.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

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

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then surround yourself with nature on Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planning app.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Strahan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

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

Hobart

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.