15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner
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Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Fly to Sydney

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Great Western Mountains and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip builder site.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mole Creek Caves and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Melita Honey Farm (in Chudleigh), Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Launceston Distillery, and experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip app.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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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 25th (Sun): trek along Three Capes Track and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and The Gift of Wildlife. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: make a short side trip with Day Trips, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 1 night

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at The Neck, and then hike along Cape Queen Elizabeth.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bruny Island route planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. December in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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