8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Launceston
— 1 night
2
St Helens
— 1 night
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
5
Hobart
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday builder tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-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 May, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Deloraine Creative Studios
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Deloraine Creative Studios ©
Deloraine Creative Studios

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night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
On the 5th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Suncoast Gallery, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St Helens trip simple and quick.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course ©
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coles Bay using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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night
Port Arthur

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 (Fri), explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

Start your trip to Port Arthur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

The Sensory Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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