8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
Drive to Devonport, Ferry to Port Melbourne

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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 5th (Mon), appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston holiday builder site.

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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Launceston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 day
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waldheim Alpine Spa as well as Cradle Mountain Canyons. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Waldheim Alpine Spa, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan holiday app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and May Queen. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 10th (Sat): hike along Three Capes Track, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.