15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
6
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive to Launceston Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prestige Tours Tasmania and The Pinot Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary maker.

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. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

5
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Head to The Wicked Cheese Co. and Wild Island Tasmaniafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart day trip planning app.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Three Capes Track, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay.

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You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's much more to do: stroll through Wineglass Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery.

Plan trip to Coles Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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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.
On the 19th (Sat), stop by The Shop in the Bush, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip planning website.

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

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.