8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
You've now added Port Arthur Historic Site to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then stop by The Shop in the Bush, then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

Plan my day in St Helens using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to St Helens takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston trip maker website .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain as well as Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 9th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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