8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 day

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Devils @ Cradle, then walk around City Park, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip site.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 6th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at Oyster Bay Tours.

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

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Freycinet Marine Farm. On the 7th (Thu), stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Shopping

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. On the 10th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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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