8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 day
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 day
On the 24th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then trek along Three Capes Track, and finally contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip site.

Sydney to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Eaglehawk Neck reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Roches Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, then steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip app.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens online journey builder.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in St Helens sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Entally House.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online vacation planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Barn Bluff, delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and finally identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.