8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 1 night

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 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Swinging Gate Vineyard and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Launceston reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

St Helens

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Spas · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay planning website.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Opossum Bay Beach and Nutgrove Beach. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock, gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

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.