15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​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:  4​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and then take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley road trip planning website .

Adelaide to Stanley is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in September: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 18°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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 Platypus House. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Seahorse World in Beauty Point--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through City Park, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and learn about winemaking at Velo Winery & Cellar Door.

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Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Velo Winery & Cellar Door
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Three Thumbs Lookout in Orford--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Coles Bay Jetty, Three Thumbs Lookout
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, stroll through Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will thrill your kids. On the 16th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge
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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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