15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania visit planner

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around City Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience. On your second day here, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Launceston using our trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've now added Crater Lake Circuit to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, stroll through Devils @ Cradle, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip website.

Take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Strahan tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Hobart

— 3 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.
You've added Constitution Dock, Cascade Brewery, Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Isle of the Dead to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Richmond Gaol and then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Isle of the Dead, and finally make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Your day by day itinerary now includes Low Head Penguin Tours as well as Seahorse World. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World and then surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online travel route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.