15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Hobart
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Launceston

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania and then get interesting insight from Hollybank Wilderness Adventures. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around City Park, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planner.

Canberra to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, and then see Strahan ATV Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Coast Wilderness Railway ©
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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Coles Bay

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.
Bring the kids along to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, approximately Dolphin Sands away. Next up on the itinerary: see All4Adventure, stroll through Wineglass Bay, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel planning site.

Drive from Strahan to Coles Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Port Arthur

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Wild Ocean Tasmania. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, and pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online sightseeing planner.

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. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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Hobart

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.
Bring the kids along to Mount Wellington and Salamanca Market. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 17th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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