15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h
1
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Derby
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Bridport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Deloraine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
14
George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 28th (Fri), snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co., then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally savor the flavors at Pressing Matters.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Richmond online travel route planner .

Melbourne to Richmond is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Richmond are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Pressing Matters ©
Pressing Matters
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Mona, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour planner .

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 1st (Tue), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then make a trip to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford online visit planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge, experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, then take an in-depth tour of East Coast Heritage Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Melshell Oysters.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea road trip planning tool .

Drive from Orford to Swansea in an hour. In January in Swansea, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Coles Bay takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Bicheno

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno planner .

Bicheno is just a short distance from Coles Bay. In January in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Parks Museums
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Bicheno to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Derby.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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Derby

Derby ©
Derby ) is a small Australian town located in the northeast of Tasmania.The area had been surveyed in 1855, but was not settled until 1874, when George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe, then pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and then grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Derby online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Derby takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bridport.

Things to do in Derby

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
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Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings

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Bridport

Bridport
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bridport visit planner.

Drive from Derby to Bridport in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Bridport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Launceston fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Bridport to Launceston in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Deloraine.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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Deloraine

Deloraine ©
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm and then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Deloraine online trip builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Deloraine in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Deloraine

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm
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Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls
Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm ©
Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm

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Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beaconsfield trip planner .

Drive from Deloraine to Beaconsfield in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Beauty Point, Goaty Hill Wines
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Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at George Town Watch House, then see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, then appreciate the history behind Paterson Monument, and finally enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner .

George Town is just a stone's throw from Beaconsfield. January in George Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Low Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
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George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip planner .

You can drive from George Town to Devonport in 1.5 hours. January in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum

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