15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Perth

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Hobart is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Macquarie Island
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swansea: Coles Bay (Friendly Beaches & Wineglass Bay Lookout). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Swansea in 2 hours. December in Swansea sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Maria Island National Park
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with a short trip to Gunns Plains Caves in Gunns Plains (about 1h 20 min away). On the 9th (Sun), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planning app .

Getting from Swansea to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Strahan road trip tool .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley visit planning app .

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Woolmers Estate in Longford (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Old Umbrella Shop.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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