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 15​min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Design Centre Tasmania. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Woolmers Estate and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston road trip planning app .

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 February, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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 6th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Kings Fine Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Bicheno Blowhole, Raspins Beach, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Government Farm, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Government Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Arthur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Government Cottage ©
Government Cottage

6
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. Head to Salamanca Market and The Wicked Cheese Co.for plenty of shopping. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, stroll through Opossum Bay Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Opossum Bay Beach
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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