15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning app.

Canberra to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Strahan day trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Stanley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston attractions planner.

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planning app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hobart

— 4 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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 11th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.