8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Henty Dunes, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Strahan travel route planning website.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Food Tours and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, let little ones run wild at St. David's Park, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 1 night

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 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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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