14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Makers on Church St. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at St Imre Vineyard and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Cape Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geeveston trip planner.

Sydney to Geeveston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Geeveston reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Cygneture Chocolates, St Imre Vineyard, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, Snug Bushfire Memorial, South Cape Bay
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. Do your shopping at Salamanca Market and Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mona, admire the natural beauty at Inverawe Native Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday app .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Inverawe Native Gardens, Richmond Bridge, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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 get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Melshell Oysters). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 29th (Wed), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally shop like a local with East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in St Helens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Wineries

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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