8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

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 15th (Tue), stroll around City Park, admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, and then awaken your taste buds at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary app.

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. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Port Arthur

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 18th (Fri): trek along Three Capes Track, then see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Dog Line, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Port Arthur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Hobart

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 21st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.