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

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 6th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Tasman Arch and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: hike along Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Bicheno Blowhole in Bicheno--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coles Bay trip simple and quick.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll around City Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Yarns Artwork in Silk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally indulge your taste buds at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.