8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
Drive
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Launceston
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Launceston
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Don River Railway has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Don River Railway.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Devonport travel route builder app.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get little chillier in Devonport: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery as well as Cataract Gorge Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then head outdoors with Low Head Penguin Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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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've added Tessellated Pavement, Remarkable Cave, Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park on the 13th (Fri).
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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