26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bicheno
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Devonport

11
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.
You've now added Mount Wellington to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Opossum Bay Beach. Relax by the water at Kingston Beach and Roches Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, tee off at Ratho Golf Course, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Devonport to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Ratho Golf Course, Roches Beach, Hinsby Beach
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freycinet National Park as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Bridge
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Greenoaks Gallery. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport). It doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience and do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Barnbougle Dunes
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

3
nights
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 21st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bicheno trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Launceston to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Helens, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Do your shopping at Twelve Acre Wood and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Get in touch with nature at Cradle Mountain and Boat Harbour Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, pause for some photo ops at Spirit of the Sea, and go for a walk through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Wynyard, Cradle Mountain
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 27th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Orford tour planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Orford takes 3.5 hours. In February in Orford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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