7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

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Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Bus to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Ferry to Bruny, Taxi to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Huonville
— 1 night
Drive to Hobart International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Hobart

— 3 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Aspect Design, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Hobart reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

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 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, don't miss a visit to The Neck, and then stroll through Fluted Cape Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island road trip planning website.

Getting from Port Arthur to Bruny Island by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. September in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huonville.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Huonville

— 1 night
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along Mount Misery Walk, then stop by Woof Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Pelverata Falls Track.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Huonville trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Huonville takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Huonville can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.