6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Burnie
— 1 day
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Burnie

— 1 day
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 2nd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then let little ones run wild at Penguin Foreshore, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Burnie trip itinerary maker website.

Devonport to Burnie is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): walk around City Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston online road trip planner.

You can drive from Burnie to Launceston in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Queenstown

— 1 night
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): go deep underground at Iron Blow Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Queenstown by car takes about 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.