8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— Few hours
End: Hobart

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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 27th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, wander the streets of North Hobart, and then wander the streets of Sullivans Cove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hobart. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods Shopping
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North Hobart ©
North Hobart
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strahan day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, get engrossed in the history at Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society, then view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery, and finally look for gifts at The Emporium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheffield driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Sheffield takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Alum Cliffs
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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
The Emporium ©
The Emporium

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 31st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Stanley journey maker .

You can drive from Sheffield to Stanley in 2 hours. December in Stanley sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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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 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then explore the galleries of Franklin House, then look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then do a tasting at Entally House.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online itinerary builder .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

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Hobart

Hobart
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks
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