15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  30​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planning site .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Hobart is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Hobart. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Three Capes Track, stroll through Waterfall Bay, and then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Waterfall Bay, 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Melshell Oyster Shack, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay vacation builder .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waubs Bay Gallery, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): walk around City Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon and take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone online holiday planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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