16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Dolphin Sands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Deloraine Creative Studios will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: walk around City Park, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker website .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Deloraine Creative Studios, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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 21st (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In September in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay will thrill your kids. Visit Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

1
night
Dolphin Sands

Dolphin Sands ©
You've now added Kings Fine Art Gallery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Cooks Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dolphin Sands journey website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Dolphin Sands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Cooks Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fortescue Bay and Three Capes Track. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Dolphin Sands to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach will get you outdoors. On the 3rd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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