8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
St Marys
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
St Marys

St Marys ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St Marys road trip site .

Sydney to St Marys is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in St Marys at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

St Helens, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at George Town Watch House, view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the George Town vacation planner .

Getting from St Marys to George Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, stop by Providore 24, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

Before you visit Stanley, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from George Town to Stanley takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

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.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston travel planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Entally House ©
Entally House
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Mona, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, then explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, then shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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