15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve. Bass & Flinders Centre and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mt George Lookout (in George Town), Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Launceston. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

George Town, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, Moores Hill Estate, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Bay of Fires Winery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

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 1st (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard and then browse the exhibits of Kings Fine Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, and then stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Honeymoon Bay, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Government Cottage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then hike along Waterfall Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Model Prison, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Seven Mile Beach and North Hobart. Get some historical perspective at St. David's Cathedral and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, take a leisurely stroll along Brooke Street Pier, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Moonah Arts Centre, Museum of Old and New Art
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Take the guesswork out of planning a Launceston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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