15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
6
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley online tour planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and The Tamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, stroll around City Park, and stop by Honey Tasmania.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
St Helens

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, thenadmire the sheer force of Halls Falls, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Halls Falls, Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Freycinet National Park and Mt Amos Climb. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, identify plant and animal life at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park and then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruny Island travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Port Arthur to Bruny Island takes 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Nelson Lookout and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, snap pictures at Tasman Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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