9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Bicheno
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Bicheno
— 1 day
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night

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Launceston — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ben Lomond Ski Resort and Tasmania Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, get great views at Brady's Lookout, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Launceston. August in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then indulge your taste buds at Grandvewe Cheeses, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hobart Synagogue, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then take in the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier, and finally sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Bruny Island — 1 night

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 31st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Inala Jurassic Garden, see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve, and finally look for gifts at Bruny Island Providore. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at The Neck.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bicheno.
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Bicheno — 1 day

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 2nd (Fri): stroll through Denison Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally get great views at Whalers Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bicheno trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Bicheno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to St Helens.
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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 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, get to know the resident critters at Serpentarium Wildlife Park Tasmania, then explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Mainly Maritime Museum (Warship & Marine Corps Museum).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St Helens sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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.
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