14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania and then stroll through City Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tarraleah online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Tarraleah takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, stop by Melshell Oysters, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tarraleah to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orford trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Orford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Tasman Arch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Arthur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tasman Arch
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Makers on Church St, then admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geeveston itinerary website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. November in Geeveston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 16th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart travel tool .

You can drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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