8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  29​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Hobart is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Hobart. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Breweries
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site and then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, stop by The Angel's Share, then look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stanley road trip planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Stanley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hobart in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Stanley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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 (Thu): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally make a trip to The Town Clock. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then learn about winemaking at Jansz Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Jansz Winery, Bay of Fires Winery, Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

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