7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Freshfield Grove (in Campania). On the 26th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · 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 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Strahan in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around City Park, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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.