15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  24​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Kelowna

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Tamar Island Wetlands. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, make a trip to The Town Clock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trevallyn.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Launceston is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Kelowna to Launceston. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Platypus House, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Stanley trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

2
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 (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 13th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

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You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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