15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 2 nights
2
Strahan
— 1 night
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
6
St Helens
— 1 night

2
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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft (in Devonport), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). Next up on the itinerary: walk around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary site.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, Launceston is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

1
night
Strahan

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 1st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenexamine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Wellington and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Cockle Creek (in Southport) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Inverawe Native Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip app.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zoodoo Zoo, Grote Reber Museum, Inverawe Native Gardens, Seven Mile Beach, Cockle Creek
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Three Capes Track, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay.

Discover how to plan a Port Arthur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

4
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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, stroll through Hazards Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thenlearn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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