8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary maker

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

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 22nd (Fri), learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): walk around City Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

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Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): trek along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Hobart

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 26th (Tue), 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.