8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Griffith
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Griffith

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley holiday builder site .

Griffith to Stanley is an approximately 19-hour car ride. You can also fly. In April, Stanley is little chillier than Griffith - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School, and finally don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online day trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

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Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour builder website .

Getting from Bruny Island to Coles Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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