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
— 1 night
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
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Burnie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Devonport

1
night
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.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey planning tool .

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nutgrove Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Old and New Art and Cascade Brewery. On the 27th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berriedale, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): experience rural life at Melita Honey Farm, don't miss a visit to The Big Tasmanian Devil, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Burnie.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, Mole Creek, Melita Honey Farm
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

3
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 30th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop and then let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie vacation planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie in 3.5 hours. January in Burnie sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Stanley, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Ghost Rock Tasmania
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

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