14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive + ferry:  18​h
1
Devonport
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cygnet
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
6
Coles Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Longford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Arthur River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Pipers Brook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Devonport online journey builder .

Canberra to Devonport is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Devonport: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. You'll set off for Hobart on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the striking features of Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Devonport to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and finally make a trip to The Neck.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Nature Parks Museums
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Cygnet

Cygnet
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge and then relax in the rural setting at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery.

Find out how to plan Cygnet trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Cygnet takes 2 hours. In February in Cygnet, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cygnet

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

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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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cygnet to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

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Longford

Longford ©
Longford is a town in the northern midlands of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Rose Garden, and finally do a tasting at Bell & Gong.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Longford trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Longford takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Longford

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Bell & Gong ©
Bell & Gong

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Hobart

Hobart ©
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

Find out how to plan Hobart trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Longford to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Mount Nelson Lookout ©
Mount Nelson Lookout

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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 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Franklin House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston tour planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

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Arthur River

Arthur River
On the 18th (Mon), get great views at Sumac Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Allendale Gardens, then cruise along The Tarkine Drive, and finally don't miss a visit to Edge of the World. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Green Point Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Arthur River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Arthur River in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pipers Brook.

Things to do in Arthur River

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

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Pipers Brook

Pipers Brook ©
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards and then do a tasting at Bay of Fires Winery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pipers Brook trip app .

You can drive from Arthur River to Pipers Brook in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Pipers Brook

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Bay of Fires Winery
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:
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Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

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Devonport

Devonport ©
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Devonport road trip app .

Traveling by car from Pipers Brook to Devonport takes 2 hours. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:
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Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

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