8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Cygnet
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights

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Launceston

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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll around City Park, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

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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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Park
City Park
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Waterfall
Lilydale Falls
4.4

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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 11th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.5

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Port Arthur

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 12th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, get a dose of the wild on Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur route planning site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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Must see
Three Capes Track
4.9
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Outdoor Activity
Tasman Arch
4.5

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Cygnet

Cygnet ©
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. You've now added The Farmhouse Kitchen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn the tricks of the trade with The Farmhouse Kitchen and then look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Snug Falls, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cygnet online travel route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Cygnet in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cygnet

Classes · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Cooking Class
The Farmhouse Kitchen
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Waterfall
Snug Falls
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Hobart

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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday planner.

You can drive from Cygnet to Hobart in an hour. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Mount Wellington
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Must see
Salamanca Market
4.4

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