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
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Coles Bay
— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Yarns Artwork in Silk and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Tamar Island Wetlands and Platypus House. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip maker tool.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Visiting Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip site.

Getting from Strahan to Coles Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, then get a new perspective on things with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Moorilla Estate Winery. Let the collections at MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA and Salamanca Arts Centre capture your imagination. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Mount Field National Park (Russell Falls & Horseshoe Falls), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Nature · 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.