15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston vacation planning app .

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Deloraine Creative Studios, Seahorse World, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley tour planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, then contemplate the long history of Kenworthys Stamper Mill, and finally admire the sheer force of Philosopher Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Kingston Beach. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Kingston Beach
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the exhibits of Kings Fine Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then explore and take pictures at Pyengana Dairy, then stop by The Shop in the Bush, and finally learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge.

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Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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