11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 11th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, browse for treasures at Leven Antique Centre, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Turners Beach Berry Patch.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Devonport online route planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Devonport reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Leven Antique Centre, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Leven Antique Centre ©
Leven Antique Centre
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno day trip planning website .

Getting from Devonport to Bicheno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks Wildlife Museums
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, shop like a local with Melshell Oysters, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally take in the views from Spiky Bridge. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planning app .

Coles Bay is just a stone's throw from Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Bring the kids along to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Cooks Beach, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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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 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, steep yourself in history at The Old Umbrella Shop, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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