7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 1 day

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 26th (Sun), stroll around City Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Launceston online itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, Launceston is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St Helens road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Trails

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 29th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur online route 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 December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Food Tours and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kingston Beach and Bellerive Beach. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.