15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 30th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Constitution Dock, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Government Cottage. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel route planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Design Centre Tasmania. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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