8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 5th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app.

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in February, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of The Church, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

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Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Strahan by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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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 9th (Tue), stroll around City Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then take a stroll through Design Inn.

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You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

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.