15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 14th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary planning site .

Adelaide to Devonport is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in May: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, Mole Creek Caves, Ghost Rock Tasmania
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
The Emporium ©
The Emporium

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lemon Tree Providore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then make a trip to Giant Penguin, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Penguin Foreshore.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Burnie trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Burnie takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Penguin
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Drive from Burnie to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally stop by Goaty Hill Wines. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planning app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, stop by The Shop in the Bush, then admire all the interesting features of Pyengana Dairy, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Government Cottage, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Church, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then wander the streets of North Hobart, and finally browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
North Hobart ©
North Hobart

Similar Plans

16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Beauty Point & Devonport BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans