15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and South Cape Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary builder .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Opossum Bay Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lime Bay State Reserve and Three Capes Track. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm for their historical value. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fortescue Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 17th (Tue): do a tasting at Priory Ridge, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read St Helens vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

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

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your taste buds at Entally House, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then walk around City Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip builder website .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Longford
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Fishing Charters & Tours

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