8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder website.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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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 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Coast Natureworld, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu), walk around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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