15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route builder

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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Change things up with a short trip to Raptor Refuge in Kettering (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Kangaroo Bluff Battery, and make a trip to St. John's Presbyterian Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Hobart is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wild Ocean Tasmania and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and The Church for their historical value. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Coal Mines Historic Site in Saltwater River--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

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Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Launceston

— 4 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.
Visit Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Estate for their historical value. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's still lots to do: walk around City Park and learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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.