15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then do a tasting at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, stroll through City Park, then explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, then contemplate the long history of The Old Umbrella Shop, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

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Manchester, UK to Launceston is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Launceston, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
On the 8th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 10th (Thu), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, let little ones run wild at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, then experience rural life at Twamley Farm, and finally get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orford trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and examine the collection at Mona.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingston, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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