8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
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 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach and then take a stroll through North Hobart. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip website .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, Hobart is a bit cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Breweries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellerive Beach
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mount Nelson Lookout ©
Mount Nelson Lookout
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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