8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner
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— 1 night
St Helens
— 1 night
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, then stop by Glass Manifesto, and finally stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool.

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 February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Helens.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries · Tours
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St Helens — 1 night

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
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Coles Bay — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Cranbrook (Spring Vale Wines & Craigie Knowe Vineyard) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, stroll through Wineglass Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online day trip planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.
Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 11th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.