8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Fri), hike along Three Capes Track and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Eaglehawk Neck are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Sullivans Cove and then admire the striking features of Constitution Dock.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip website.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel route planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Launceston

— 2 nights

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 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston holiday maker website.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.