14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Sat), stop by Providore 24, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. In October, Stanley is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Platypus House. Appreciate the collections at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston online travel route planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
On the 10th (Thu), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. October in St Helens sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

4
nights
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Take a break from the city and head to East Coast Natureworld and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planning app .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Richmond Gaol. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, stroll through Kingston Beach, and examine the collection at Mona.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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