15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Devonport Airport, Drive to Sheffield
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Sheffield

— 2 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sheffield tour planner.

Brisbane to Sheffield is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for slightly colder days in Sheffield, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Sheffield to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Attractions like Food Tours and Mount Wellington make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation app.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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 11th (Tue): hike along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, awaken your taste buds at Bangor Vineyard Shed, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

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You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Bicheno Blowhole in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around City Park, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.