15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route builder

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Fly
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prestige Tours Tasmania and The Pinot Shop. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Hollybank Wilderness Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, get a taste of the local shopping with Tasmanian Glassblowers, and revel in the low prices at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Launceston journey builder site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Launceston are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Strahan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Hobart

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Every Man and His Dog Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, savor the flavors at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · 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.
On the 26th (Sat), hike along Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Visit Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Waubs Bay Gallery (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: stroll through Wineglass Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and head outdoors with Moulting Lagoon Eco Tours.

Plan trip to Coles Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
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 31st (Thu): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. December in St Helens sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.