8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Strahan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 day
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by The Sensory Tasmania, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and engage your brain at Grote Reber Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur

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 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Queenstown (Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Nelson Falls, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, get outside with Henty Dunes, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Strahan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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 12th (Sun), walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planning app.

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.