15 days in South Australia & Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in South Australia & Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Rundle Mall Pigs. Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get your bearings at State Library of South Australia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide tour itinerary app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tamar Valley and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Launceston in 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St Helens holiday website .

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 17th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bicheno online travel planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Russell Falls and Mount Nelson Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Tessellated Pavement, Russell Falls
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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