8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Brighton
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Cygnet
— 2 nights
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Brighton

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate, sample the fine beverages at Old Kempton Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Shene Distillery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brighton day trip planning website.

Hobart to Brighton is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Brighton

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

1
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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 (Sun), stroll around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Drive from Brighton to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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Coles Bay

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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay holiday builder.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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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 (Wed): appreciate the history behind Dog Line, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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nights
Cygnet

Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. You've now added The Farmhouse Kitchen to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some new kitchen skills with The Farmhouse Kitchen, stop by Cygneture Chocolates, and then appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cygnet tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Cygnet in 2.5 hours. In November in Cygnet, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cygnet

Classes · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.