15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel route planner.

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then make a trip to The Neck, then look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and finally view the masterpieces at Art at The Point Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Art at The Point Gallery ©
Art at The Point Gallery
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get engrossed in the history at Bark Mill Museum, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Coles Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Bark Mill Museum, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: hike along Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck 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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Brady's Lookout, Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Stanley sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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