15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Bicheno
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— Few hours
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and Narryna Heritage Museum. Get outdoors at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Snug Falls (in Snug) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). The adventure continues: stop by Sullivans Cove, go for a walk through St. David's Park, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and take a stroll through South Hobart.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip maker.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Government Farm, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, then steep yourself in history at The Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St David’s Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, contemplate the long history of Model Prison, then steep yourself in history at The Guard Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at East Coast Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Sleepy Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. You've now added Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Denison Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, then see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat and then explore the striking landscape of Douglas-Apsley National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bicheno road trip planner.

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In January, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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St Helens

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens day trip tool.

Drive from Bicheno to St Helens in an hour. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Launceston on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lilydale Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: George Town (George Town Watch House & Bass & Flinders Centre), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Sidmouth (Swinging Gate Vineyard, Wines for Joanie, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and take some stellar pictures from Brady's Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston holiday website.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors

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.