8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Mount Field National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park vacation planner.

Sydney to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Mount Field National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature Parks
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, go deep underground at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Beauty Point online tour planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beauty Point in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Beauty Point can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines, Wines for Joanie, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip site .

You can drive from Beauty Point to Launceston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 5th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bicheno holiday maker tool .

Getting from Launceston to Bicheno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Coles Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Milton Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Milton Vineyard, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Taranna
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Federation Artisan Chocolate ©
Federation Artisan Chocolate

1
night
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 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Mona and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Mona
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mona ©
Mona

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