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:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 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.
Let the collections at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trevallyn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online travel route planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley online trip maker .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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 8th (Fri): stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and then trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then hike along Three Capes Track. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Model Prison, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Model Prison, 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

5
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.
Do your shopping at Salamanca Market and Henry Jones Design Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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