15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Burnie (Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden & Burnie Park). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, stroll around City Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Launceston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge journey builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Derwent Bridge takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Cranbrook to see Spring Vale Wines about 34 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning app.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

Make your Port Arthur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · 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.