9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Fly
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
+2
Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ross
Drive
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Richmond
Drive
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours
Highlights from your trip

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 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites

Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island online vacation planner.

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bicheno

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon), do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bicheno road trip planning app.

Drive from Hobart to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planning app.

You can drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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 27th (Wed): stroll around City Park, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ross.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Ross

Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ross travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ross takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Ross

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Richmond

Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Richmond road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ross to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Hobart

— 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Constitution Dock.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary site.

Hobart is very close to Richmond. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks

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.