8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
Bruny Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Fly to Brisbane


Launceston — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Yarns Artwork in Silk and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Low Head Penguin Tours and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Ocean Tasmania and Henry Jones Design Gallery. Coal Mines Historic Site and Maritime Museum of Tasmania are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Raptor Refuge in Kettering, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, step aboard May Queen, and take in the pleasant sights at St. David's Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Bruny Island — 1 night

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Neck, and then hike along Fluted Cape Trail.

To plan Bruny Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. May in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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.