15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania attractions planner

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Fly to Hobart, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and stroll through Three Capes Track.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur tour website.

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Port Arthur at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Launceston to go to Beaconsfield and see Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

Find out how to plan Launceston trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then stop by Wilmot Country Store, and finally do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Gunns Plains fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Launceston to Gunns Plains in 2 hours. While traveling from Launceston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gunns Plains, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Strahan day trip planner.

Getting from Gunns Plains to Strahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Hobart

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · 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.