9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marakoopa Cave, 41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm and Cafe, Melita Honey Farm, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

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. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain. On the 5th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls.

Before you visit Strahan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hobart

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bangor Vineyard Shed, Tessellated Pavement and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Freycinet National Park (in Coles Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and look for gifts at Tassal at Salamanca.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.