7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 (Tue): 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 photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Strahan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

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

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.