8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Hobart — 1 night

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.
You've now added Russell Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart 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 little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Dove Lake Circuit has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Launceston.
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to St Helens.
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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.
You've now added Bay of Fires to your itinerary. On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Bay of Fires and then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St Helens trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October in St Helens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tessellated Pavement.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Port Arthur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 1 night

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).
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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.
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