8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): walk around City Park, then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-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 February, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning site.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Hobart

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Strahan online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 24th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.