8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
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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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder app.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Strahan.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Coles Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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 20th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, get outside with Tasman Arch, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planning site.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, then stroll through Seven Mile Beach, and then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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