7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Hobart reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
On the 25th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see All4Adventure, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Launceston

— 2 nights

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 27th (Wed), see the top attractions with Prestige Tours Tasmania, then ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): walk around City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and finally see the sights in a new way with Hollybank Wilderness Adventures.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.