15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Visit Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock for their historical value. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery, Richmond Gaol
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Government Farm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spring Vale Wines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Coast Natureworld and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spring Vale Wines
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Strahan

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 4th (Tue): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

5
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.
Get outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Step off the beaten path and head to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Platypus House. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Liffey Falls (in Deloraine), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens, Mole Creek, Liffey Falls, Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House
Highlights from your plan
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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