8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
Drive
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Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Ferry

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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.
You've added Dickens Ciderhouse, Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, James Boag Brewery Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Walk Cataract Gorge, then take a memorable ride with Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally savor the flavors at Dickens Ciderhouse.

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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 April, Launceston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Transportation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails
Highlights from your trip

Bicheno

— 1 night
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bicheno Blowhole as well as Whalers Lookout.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bicheno tour itinerary planner.

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tessellated Pavement as well as Tasman Arch. On the 7th (Wed), get outside with Tasman Arch.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck travel route site.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
You've now added Port Arthur Historic Site to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mount Nelson Lookout, Cascade Brewery, Salamanca Market, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, then make a trip to Constitution Dock, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip builder site.

Getting from Hobart to Devonport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.