8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 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
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Cygnet
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Design Inn, stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip tool.

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 November, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun): stroll through Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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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 22nd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Wild Ocean Tasmania and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cygnet

— 1 night
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Refuge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cygnet road trip planning site.

Getting from Port Arthur to Cygnet by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Cygnet sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cygnet

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Sullivans Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cygnet to Hobart in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.