15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney to Ulverstone is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Ulverstone: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Loira Vines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort

3
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.
Step out of Coles Bay to go to Dolphin Sands and see Melshell Oyster Shack, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
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.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart holiday planning website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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