15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston planning site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Launceston reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seahorse World, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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 Swansea and see Melshell Oysters, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then stroll through Raspins Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

2
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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.
On the 12th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip planner .

Drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

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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