14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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.
When in Launceston, make a side trip to see Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre in Beaconsfield, approximately Beaconsfield away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Launceston holiday planning site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Launceston, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, thenget engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley route builder site.

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan itinerary maker site.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

Plan a trip to Coles Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Coles Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally hike along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, thencontemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Penitentiary.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and look for gifts at Sweets and Treats.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Sweets and Treats, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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