10 days in Launceston and North Tasmania, Bicheno & Hobart Itinerary

10 days in Launceston and North Tasmania, Bicheno & Hobart Itinerary

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10 days in Launceston and North Tasmania, Bicheno & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  29​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll around City Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Launceston is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bicheno online travel route planner .

Drive from Launceston to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Seven Mile Beach. On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Berriedale, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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