8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through City Park, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 10 hours. When traveling from London in February, plan for warmer days in Launceston, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then have fun at Melshell Oysters, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Swansea trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Launceston to Swansea in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cranbrook
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Arthur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Swansea to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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