15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 31st (Mon), kick back and relax at Coles Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

Make your Devonport itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney to Devonport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Devonport: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Preston Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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.
Kids will enjoy Cataract Gorge Reserve and Penny Royal Adventures. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to Woolmers Estate in Longford, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through City Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker website .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

East Coast Natureworld, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty, 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

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.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): head outdoors with Tasman Arch and then trek along Three Capes Track.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tasman Arch, 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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Franklin River Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart journey app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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