10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania itinerary planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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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 21st (Sat), walk around City Park, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then savor the flavors at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston travel route planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Launceston reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip planning app.

Getting from Launceston to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online day trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Coles Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Trails

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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur holiday planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hobart

— 5 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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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.