15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 9th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Devonport to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Let the collections at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Kings Fine Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Cranbrook to see Spring Vale Wines about 34 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spring Vale Wines, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Woolmers Estate and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Entally House, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Woolmers Estate
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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 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip maker .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

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 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and finally admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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