8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Neck and Seven Mile Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Russell Falls and Moorilla Estate Winery. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Tessellated Pavement in Eaglehawk Neck--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip site .

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 July; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol, The Neck
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
The Neck ©
The Neck
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then do a tasting at Freycinet Vineyards. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Greenoaks Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek), House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios.

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

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Platypus House, Deloraine Creative Studios, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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