5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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New Norfolk
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Penguin
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Devonport
— 1 night
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Launceston
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Bicheno
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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New Norfolk

New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Plan my trip to New Norfolk with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Taroona to New Norfolk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in New Norfolk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Stanley.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley online trip builder.

You can drive from New Norfolk to Stanley in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Penguin.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Penguin

Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Penguin tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Penguin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Stanley, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penguin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devonport.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Devonport tour itinerary planner.

Devonport is just a short distance from Penguin. October in Devonport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Launceston

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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 6th (Tue), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bicheno trip builder.

Getting from Launceston to Bicheno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Arthur.
Highlights from your trip

Port Arthur

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.