15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around City Park, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online travel route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Government Farm, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey builder website.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.