11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner

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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tarraleah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barrington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur (Port Arthur Historic Site & Government Farm) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel website.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Bicheno

— 2 nights
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 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, get interesting insight from Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno visit site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Tarraleah

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Willow Creek Miniature Goats, then sample the fine beverages at Lawrenny Estate Distillery, then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarraleah trip builder.

You can drive from Bicheno to Tarraleah in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barrington.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Barrington

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): Head underground at King Solomans Caves and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Devils Gate Dam, identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barrington trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tarraleah to Barrington in 2.5 hours. In January in Barrington, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Barrington

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

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 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Launceston vacation planning website.

You can drive from Barrington to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.