10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Taranna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Providore 24, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stanley online journey planner .

Launceston to Stanley is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sheffield vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Sheffield in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

#Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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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 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bicheno online day trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Coles Bay is just a short distance from Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taranna.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Taranna

Taranna ©
Taranna is a hamlet on the Tasman Peninsula in southeastern Tasmania. On the 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fortescue Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taranna trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Taranna in 3 hours. January in Taranna sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Taranna

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Fortescue Bay
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
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 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planning app .

You can drive from Taranna to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

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