15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at The Commandants House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip builder.

Perth to Port Arthur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Port Arthur at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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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.
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, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around City Park, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 16th (Tue), get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stanley road trip tool.

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

1
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

4
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Hobart

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel route planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.