11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market and then admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary planning website .

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 January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©

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.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur route maker website .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. You've now added Maria Island National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orford journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Twamley Farm, Maria Island National Park
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Swansea online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Swansea takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Swansea are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Swansea

Trails

Side Trip

Wineglass Bay Lookout
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Blue Lake as well as Bicheno Penguin Tours. On the 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bicheno Penguin Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bicheno trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Bicheno takes an hour. In January in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Blue Lake
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Bicheno Penguin Tours ©
Bicheno Penguin Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Launceston travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bicheno to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington and then admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour planner .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Lady Franklin Gallery ©
Lady Franklin Gallery

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