15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Devonport Airport, Drive to Sheffield
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Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Sheffield

— 3 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You've now added Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, get great views at Alum Cliffs, take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society, and make a trip to Mosaic Pathway.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheffield trip itinerary planner.

Darwin to Sheffield is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Sheffield due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in October: high temperatures in Sheffield hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 29th (Fri), get outside with Henty Dunes, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Strahan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary app.

Getting from Strahan to Hobart by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

Plan trip to Port Arthur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Launceston

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Seahorse World in Beauty Point (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, stroll around City Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston online visit planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.